Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, Cafayate

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A large nature reserve, Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas is home to unusual geological formations, mountain ranges, and a colorful landscape. Tectonic movement in the last two million years influenced the way the land appears today, creating unique shapes and red rock formations. Enter through the gorge and drive through the reserve to reach fascinating natural sites like the whimsically named Devil's Throat. Music performances are sometimes held in these natural amphitheatres, and if you're lucky, you just might catch a spectacular show. Plan your Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cafayate using our Cafayate travel itinerary planner.
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  • The Valley where the broken is is the result of the erosive action of wind and water on a field which also suffered action of tectonic forces (lava spills and earthquakes). Are several spectacular geological formations along the 50 km of road (ruta 68). In terms of nature, there is nothing similar in the province of Salta. Reserve at least half a day to enjoy the attractions concentrated in the stretch closest to Cafayate.
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  • Probably one of the most dramatic and beautiful drives in my life ! What colors, what dramatic sceneries ! Furthermore the road is in top condition, and is the main road to drive from Saklta to Cafaya...  more »
  • This is a region to be seen slowly and by car, to observe nature at its best. Take your time, get out of the car, take pictures, admire the beautiful forms of the mountains and also the different colo...  more »