Carretera a Chiquián

Driving a high mountain road to Chiquián

Chiquián is a high mountain town at an elevation of 3.410m (11,187ft) above the sea level located in central Peru. It is the capital of the Bolognesi Province in the Ancash Region.

The paved road to the town is called Carretera a Chiquián. It’s 16.7 km long featuring 12 steep and sharp hairpin turns. The road is pretty steep. The road tops out at  4.255m (13,959 ft) above the sea level.

Starting from the 3N road, the drive is 16.7km long with an elevation gain of 845m. The average gradient is 5,05% with sections up to 9%. High risk of rock slides.

 

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.