Cuesta de Lipan, Purmamarca

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#1 of 13 in Scenic Drive in Northern Argentina
Drive the undulating Cuesta de Lipan, a scenic stretch of National Route 52. Starting in Purmamarca, the road winds through the rising slopes and ends in Abra de Porterillos at 4,170 m (13,680 ft) above sea level, before descending again to Salinas Grandes. As you drive on the paved road uphill, you see rock formations, including Cerro de los Siete Colores (the “Hill of Seven Colors”). Brave the hairpin turns amidst tall cacti and watch for llamas, ostriches, and other native animals along the way. From the viewpoint at the highest spot of the road, you'll see a panoramic vista of the vast salt mines below. Arrange to visit Cuesta de Lipan and other attractions in Purmamarca using our Purmamarca trip itinerary planning app .
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  • 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...  more »
  • From Purmamarca on the way to the Great Salinas you pass by the Cuesta de Lipan, reaching 4170 meters above the Del Mar level. The road is paved and winds through the mountains, before reaching the highest point there is a viewpoint where you can see much of the road laps. Except for a few curves where the asphalt broke and a few meters are gravel, the condition is excellent.
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  • Beautiful journey on the road to enjoy so many landscapes!!!
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  • That nice way, we enjoyed it with friends on motorbike.
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