Ultimate 4wd destination: Alto de Salinas

Alto de Salinas is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.344m (14,251ft) above the sea level, located in Bolívar province, in central Ecuador. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Alto de Salinas

Tucked away in the Andes mountain range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicle recommended. Expect foggy, rainy, cold and misty weather. The road is pretty steep, hitting an 18% through some of the ramps.

The pass road is 16.6 km (10.31 miles) long, running west-east from Salinas de Guaranda, also known as Salinas de Tomabela to 491 Road.
Pic: Daniel Alejandro Arroyo