Provincia de Salta, Argentina
One of Argentina’s higher road passes, but not an especially interesting one. The climb from Ruta 51 is reasonably steep, but on an ok surface. After crossing the pass there are views of Nevado Queva to the west and though the surface is fine intially, it becomes a bit sandy as you near Santa Rosa.
|Name of Pass||Abra del Gallo|
|Where||Between Ruta 51 (22kms) near San Antonio de los Cobres and Santa Rosa de los Pastos Grandes (29kms)|
|GPS Co-ords||24.3409 S, 66.4934 W|
|Amount climbed||750m (all on ripio) from Ruta 51 in 3 ½ hours|
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