Abra Falda Cienaga – 4,442m

Provincia de Catamarca, Argentina

This pass is the highest point on the road through Antofagasta de la Sierra, Argentina’s loneliest town. The bad state of the road from the Salar del Hombre Muerto to Antofagasta make the climb hard work – there are quite a few sandy and corrugated sections, which meant we had to push a couple of kilometres up to the pass. The top is on a very flat section of road and 15kms after the pass you are still less than 100m below the highest point. The surface is generally better on the descent (south side) of the pass.

Name of Pass Abra Falda Cienaga
Where Between turn-off from Salar del Hombre Muerto (36kms) and Antofagasta de la Sierra (58kms)
GPS Co-ords 25.6355 S, 67.2318 W
Altitude 4,442m
Amount climbed 730m (all on ripio) from the Salar del Hombre Muerto in 5 hours

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