Cuesta del Obispo, Salta

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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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  • The attraction is on the road 33, on the way to jump to the calchaiques valleys. Access was opened by a religious who wanted to integrate their believers in different cities. The ride through the Sierra's interesting, starting in a Green Valley that climbs the 3300 metres until you reach the top of the chain of hills and then descends to the town of Cachi. The ride is worth the beautiful views, the effects of erosion in the colored sedimentary rocks and the sea of clouds that suddenly covers and uncovers the lower hills.
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  • It seems to me that it is first the first thing. do you like natural beauties? Then... are getting and how long do I need? Have a map of the region of Salta and step to detail. There are two paths. Leaving the city of Salta to Cafayate. Some 200 kms. all paved. The 200 there are more or less 80 Km away from montana, without any cliffs, with beauties in every curve. Personally I take 3-4 hours to go by stopping. There are hotels, food, mechanics in Cafayate. etc. There of course travels to Cachi (still see the map). Follow the mountain path. Gravel. about 180 kms. with 4 or 5 enchanting villages, with friendly people help to any inconvenience. 5 or 6 hours, according to the little towns you want to visit. Cachi also has hotels, food and others. From there back to Salta down the Cuesta del Obispo (slope has 40 km. approx.) almost all gravel but in very good condition and very wide. A couple of hours taking waaaaay photos. It seems to me that the journey takes a couple of days. The other way is Salta - Cachi. It can be done on the day but lost the opportunity to be among the clouds, meet people and enjoy the landscapes, reserved for the few willing to enjoy such large beauties...
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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 »
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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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