Abra del Gallo – 4,694m

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
Altitude 4,694m
Amount climbed 750m (all on ripio) from Ruta 51 in 3 ½ hours

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