Cuesta del Obispo, Salta

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Mountain Nature / Park
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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Salta's status as the tourist hub of northwestern Argentina means that a wide array of accommodations has sprung up throughout the city. The majority are concentrated around the city's grid-like center, surrounding Plaza 9 de Julio. For something more relaxed and closer to nature, go southeast and explore the area around Parque San Martin. You can opt for anything from a healthy range of budget accommodations, including hostels and small guesthouses, all the way to luxury hotels.
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  • The drive to Cuesta del Obispo offers some stunning views, reaching approximately 3400 meters above sea level. When going there from Salta you will find very diverse landscapes that vary from jungles ...  more »
  • It was an impressive drive through a very diverse landscape, ranging from junge to desert and high altitude. A must-do in Salta  more »
  • This was not on our agenda but became part of our trip as our original destination was blocked by a mudslide. So glad we got to see this beautiful landscape! Must do it in a four-wheel drive though!  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.
  • We went on a bike ... Wonderful ride, despite the rocky terrain and in recovery. A lot of rain. Many detours ... In particular, my bike is for asphalt, however in "turn". Beautiful! It is worth visiting.
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  • Magnificent. Represents it no photo
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  • The slope is beautiful as everything to your alrrededor! Move it with care and hopefully touch them without fog to admire the landscape.
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  • I loved, at times he impresses a little, but the views are spectacular. Must travel it with caution and respect all traffic signals
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