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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is so stunning, I enjoyed this route to the salt flats more than the flats themselves. It is a decent climb with plenty of switchbacks and we did see a large overturned truck on a bend. There are a couple of great lookouts so...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Maree R
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Going to the Great Salt place you pass this. Beautiful views and attractive landscape. Take care of the high altitude and enjoy it.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jupiter81
Reviewed February 5, 2019

This magnificent drive rises in hairpin turns to 4179 feet at the pass. The views are outstanding. The colorful rocks and the twisted layers tell the story of the past eras. Beware of very heavy truck traffic headed for Paraguay and Chile.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed December 25, 2018 via mobile

Again, hire a car and drive to zlas Salinas Grandes and visit all those beautifill gems that you will pass.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jb079
Reviewed December 22, 2018

From a drivers point of view (my wife was driving), rent a bigger car than a Citroen C3 with a small engine to better cope with the long, steep inclines and hairpin bends. We still managed it in a small car though, but you will...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Starting from Purmamarca at 2,423 metres (7,625ft) above sea level all the way to the top in Abra de Potrerillos at 4170 metres (13681,1ft), the ruta national 52 will take you through 17km (11 miles) of amazing steep zigzag and incredible sceneries. This 52 carries...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank GillesFlores
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

I cycled this road as part of my journey from Buenos Aires to Lima and it was definitely one of the highlights! Never ending climbs and hairpins with some of the most majestic scenery you can imagine! Highly recommended, tops out at around 4100m, if...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Greg M
Reviewed October 7, 2017

This has to be the best drive I've ever taken, the views are undescribable as you wind your way up through a succession of hairpin bends. Loads of places to take photos as you go.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Stevetarn2014
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Very difficult to describe! In fact, you have to experience the drive to see and understand what I mean. A zigzaging Man-made road in a breathtaking landscape! I visit it each time I can. La Cuesta de Lipán would take you to Chile (by Paso...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Betty P
Reviewed November 17, 2016

Like many of the road trips in this part of the world, this road is spectacular. never ending hairpin bends wind their way up to and well over 4000 metres. if you keep going you will end up in Chile, but you could just go...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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