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Ticlio Pass (Abra Anticona)

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. 

Mirador Cruz del Cóndor

Mirador Cruz del Cóndor is a stunning lookout at an elevation of 3.287m (10,784 ft) located in the the Department of Arequipa, Caylloma province, in Peru.

Carretera al Machu Picchu

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 2.430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.

Highest roads of Peru

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 Culipampa

Abra Culipampa is a high mountain pass located in Peru in Departamento de Arequipa, at an elevation of 5.024m (16,482ft) above the sea level. Abra Culipampa is located between Culipampa (5kms) and Abra Huarcaya (18kms). It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru.

Carretera de Chivay a Arequipa

Spectacular asphalted high mountain road, between Chivay and Arequipa, in the Colca valley, Caylloma province in the Arequipa region, Peru. The road climbs a nameless pass summit at an elevation of 4.910m (16,110ft) above the sea level.

Abra Oquepuño

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.

Serpentín Pasamayo

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.

The road to the Paramount logo

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.

Abra Chonta

Abra Chonta is a high mountain pass located in the central Peruvian department of Huancavelica, at an elevation of 4.875m (15,994ft) above the sea level.

Punta Olimpica

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.

Abra Patapampa

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

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.

Paso Portachuelo Llanganuco

The Portachuelo Llanganuco Pass, at an elevation of 4.767m (15.639') above the sea level, is perhaps the most significant gateway of the Huascaran National Park, Peru. The most challenging section of the road up to the pass is a 8.5km long section. Over this distance, the road includes 28 hairpin turns and the elevation gain is 527 meters. The average percentage is 6.2%. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

Abra Azuca

Abra Azuca is a high mountain pass located in Peru in Departamento de Apurimac, in Cusco region at an elevation of 5.130m (16,830ft) 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. 

Carretera de Balzas – Celendín

Located in northern Peru, in the region of Cajamarca, the road linking Balzas and Celendín tests the skill, and courage, of any driver.

Curvas de Huanchaca

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 above the sea level, and climbs up to 2.900m. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

Abra Malaga

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.

Carretera Celendín - Yerbabuena

Carretera Celendín – Yerbabuena is a very scary road located in the region Cajamarca, in northern Peru. Hair raising stuff ! There is absolutely no room for mistakes.

Carretera del Cañon del Pato

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 35 unlit tunnels, hand-cut through solid stone.

Lago Junín

Lago Junín is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 4.082m (13,392ft) above the sea level, located in the Junin Region, in Peru.

Subida a Cajatambo (Carretera 106)

Scary high mountain unpaved road, surfing among precipices, blind curves, and dangerous hairpins, with a total length of 115km. Carretera 106 (official name of this dirt track) starts in the city of Paramonga and finishes in the municipality of Cajatambo, Peru.

Cotahuasi road

Cotahuasi road is a high mountain road located near the city of Arequipa in the south of Peru. The surface of the road is gravel and it leads to Cotahuasi Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs. You might want to take this into consideration if you have passengers that don't like heights. 

Ruta 3NA

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.

Camino a Salinas

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.

Carretera Púsac - Uchumarca

The Carretera Púsac – Uchumarca is a high mountain road located in the Bolívar Province of Peru. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides.

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