Cuesta del Obispo, Salta
(4.9/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web)
Hold on to the edge of your seat as your car winds its way up a precarious mountain road at Cuesta del Obispo. Not for the faint of heart, the scenic but intimidating road offers little in the way of safety measures and can cause motion sickness. You won't regret the journey, though, when you burst through the clouds and arrive at the cactus-filled plains at the road's end, perched atop a plateau 3,348 m (10984 ft) above sea level. Drive a rented car up the road or take a guided tour, which may be the best way to relax and enjoy the view. For Cuesta del Obispo and beyond, use our Salta trip builder to get the most from your Salta vacation.
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  • Take the slope of the Bishop to go from Salta up to Cachi, unfortunately I play a day with very low clouds and I could not enjoy it 100%, but what little I saw of it is a stunning place. Council: go attentive to the curves and contracurvas and always to a rate prudential to avoid accidents.
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  • It is spectacular as during the trip it is changing dramatically the landscape. It is a complicated and winding, road to 3600 meters of height, usually cars can overheat, it is better to do it in Van (but us rent a car), beautiful landscape, cachi very intoresco, but does not eat well.
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  • The road as we know it today was built between 1928-1931, but it had been in use long before that era as it was first used in 1622 by the highest officer in the Catholic church who was based in Salta....  more »
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  • Beautiful Drive up the pass ... Dirt road all the way up to the top, but well maintained and the views are amazing.
  • This costs and its continuity in the Quebrada de Escoipe, in my opinion is one of the most beautiful places of Salta. Its nature, its environment full of colors, snow-capped mountains and vegetation, speaks of the prodigious which is his delicate brush evolutionary nature. Travel from Salta city towards Cachi, step forced for this place, is fascinating. Not the eye nor the time to indulge the senses everything that one discovers. The next step from here is to pass by the open where stone mill is the to over 3000 meters high! and face towards the next striking place, LOS CARDONES National Park and the famous straight from the TIN TIN, whose origin goes back to the old Inca road around here. Go with time, drink for not apunarse, not relied upon the warmth in the Gorge, and NOT sleep, is the recipe to enjoy this magnificent place. In Cachi eat light because with a stew cacerole go to sleep all the way back, and more if they are chewing coca. Recommendation: Do not go by car, because you lose the true journey, buy a service that leaves from Salta city, will not regret.
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  • UNBELIEVABLE: For me, one of the best routes from the North. It joins the city of Salta with Cachi. At its peak is called "slope of the Bishop" and from there it is necessary (not "possible" since you can't miss) visit the enchanted Valley, which is one of the best places I saw in northern Argentina.
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  • This road is beautiful and its unpaved part is therefore that handle well, can enjoy pretty landscape which is beautiful.
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  • Majestic place
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