Punta Callán

Punta Callán: one of the windiest roads ever made

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.

The road over the pass is paved. It’s called Carretera 14A and is one of the windiest roads ever made. The road's winding design, providing stunning panoramic views, is very curvy and fun for a leisurely ride, so it pays to take it slow. The pass is located in the old road from Huaraz (3.100 m) to the Pacific near Casma. It’s the highest point of this paved road and then drops off to sea level at Casma. The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades. This is an easy pass in the Cordillera Negra above Huaraz which has wonderful views of the peaks in the Cordillera Blanca.

Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. Do not take this drive if you have respiratory problems or any type of heart condition. Altitude and extreme weather are always a factor at any time of year.


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