The road to Loma de las Antenas isn’t an easy one

Loma de las Antenas is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 4.218m (13,838ft) above the sea level located in Pichincha province, in north-central Ecuador. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Loma de las Antenas

Located on the western side of Quito, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s a bumpy gravel road that has been eroded from rainstorms and is dusty in dry weather and muddy in wet. This is demanding, tough road in remote mountains with uncertain weather, where altitude can cause real problems. Avoid the area if rain is suspected. There have been people killed by lightning storms on this mountain.

4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. The road offers amazing views of the city and volcanos. The summit is crowned with many antennas. Expect a trail pretty steep. The views of Quito are amazing. Your vehicle needs to be in good shape and be prepared for a lag in power. Starting from Quito, the road to the summit is 11.7 km (7.27 miles) long winding up the mountain.