Curvas de Huanchaca is a collection of 24 hairpin turns in the graveled Route 3SF, in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. This stretch of road, with a length of 9.8km, starts at 2.261m (7,417ft) above the sea level, and climbs up to 2.900m (9,514ft). It’s one of the most hairpinned roads in the world.
The road to lake Paron is located in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, a part of the Peruvian Andes. The drive offers dramatic mountain views of the Chacraraju, Pisco, Huandoy mountains and the iconic Artesonraju. It has been suggested that Artesonraju is the mountain depicted in the live-action Paramount Pictures logo.
Located in the Cusco Region of Peru, the road from Santa María towards Santa Teresa is one of the most dangerous drives in the country.
Ticlio Pass (also called Abra Anticona) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.818m (15,807ft) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Central of the Peruvian Andes. The pass is said to be, incorrectly, the highest paved road in South America and it's traversed by paved Carretera Central Ruta 22, between Lima and La Oroya.
Located in western South America, Peru extends for nearly 1,500 mi (2,414 km) along the Pacific Ocean. Ice-capped and imposing, the highest mountains in the country rise up from the Andes, reaching heights above 20,000 feet.
Abra Azuca is a high mountain pass located in Peru in Departamento de Apurimac, on the border of Cusco and Apurimac regions, at an elevation of 5.190m (17,027ft) above the sea level. The pass is located between Huacullo (31kms) and Abra Anabi (39kms). It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru.
Short mountain road between Aguas Calientes (Spanish for "hot water" or "hot springs"), sometimes referred to as Machupicchu Town, located in Peru on the Urubamba (Vilcanota) River and Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Incasite located at an elevation of 2.430m (7,970ft) above the sea level.
Abra Malaga is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.256m (10,682ft) above the sea level, located in southern Peru on the Continental Divide of South America.
La Rinconada is a high mountain town at an elevation of 5.130m (16,830ft) above the sea level, located at the foot of a rapidly retreating glacier in the Peruvian Andes barely 20 km (13 mi) west of the Bolivian border. It’s one of the highest elevation human habitation in the world.
Spectacular paved high mountain road, running from Chivay towards Arequipa, located in Caylloma province in the Arequipa region, Peru. The road climbs Abra Patapampa, a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.910m (16,110ft) above the sea level.
Abra Huayraccasa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.059m (16.597ft) above the sea level, located in Peru. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country. The road over the pass is asphalted, pretty narrow and steep. It can be extremely dangerous after rains or snowfalls.
Scary high mountain unpaved road, surfing among precipices, blind curves, and dangerous hairpins, with a total length of 115km. Carretera 106 (the official name of this dirt track) starts from the city of Paramonga running towards the municipality of Cajatambo, Peru.
Serpentín Pasamayo is a very dangerous coastal road located in the Lima Province of Peru. The road has no safety fences. One mishap and you plunge off the cliff and into the sea.
Mirador Cruz del Cóndor is a stunning lookout at an elevation of 3.287m (10,784ft) located in the the Department of Arequipa, Caylloma province, in Peru.
Tunel de Kahuish is a high mountain tunnel at an elevation of 4.516m (14,816ft) above the sea level, located in Ancash, a region of northern Peru. It’s one of the world's highest tunnels.
Narrow high mountain dirt road with a total length of 45km, between the village of Yuracmarca and the Calipuy National Reservation, in Peru, going along a path hewn out of sheer rock, over a precipitous gorge and passes through 50 unlit tunnels, hand-cut through solid stone.
Abra Oquepuño is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.873m (15,977ft) above the sea level, located in the province Carabaya in the region Puno, in southern Peru. It’s said to be the second highest asphalted road in South America.
Camino a Salinas is a scary high mountain road between Arequipa and Lake Salinas, a salt lake in Peru. The road, officially called Ruta 34C, has a length of 61km. Arequipa is the capital and largest city of the province of Arequipa and the second most populous city in Peru.
Abra Patapampa (also known as Abra Pata Pampa) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.910m (16,109ft) above the sea level, located in the Caylloma province in the Arequipa region, in southwestern Peru. It’s said to be the highest paved pass in the Americas.
Punta Callán is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.228m (13,871ft) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Negra mountain range, in departamento de Ancash, Peru.
Punta Olimpica is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.732m (15,525ft) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. It's one of the highest mountain passes in Peru drivable by car.
Carretera 3-NA in Peru is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. There are vertigo-inducing depths of up to 1.000m. It’s located in Ancash, a region of northern Peru.
Abra la Raya is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.350m (14,271ft) above the sea level located in southern Peru. The pass marks the divide between the Puno and Cusco regions.