Camino a Pacaraos

Pacaraos Road is bordered by a drop of 300 meters unprotected by guardrails

Pacaraos is a high mountain town at an elevation of 3.331m (10,928ft) above the sea level, located in the province Huaral in Peru. The road to reach the town is terrible. In some places is only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places is bordered by a drop of 300 meters unprotected by guardrails.

The road is winding, Words can’t describe the road and pictures don’t do it justice. It’s just 2.6km long and after the rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. Thunderstorm activity can quickly change unpaved roads to four-wheel-drive condition or make them impassable. The surface of the road is gravel. It’s pretty narrow and slippery after rains. The road has registered several important buses and cars crashes, falling down the cliff. 
Pic: gerardolipe

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.