Cuesta del Obispo, Salta

(4.9/5 based on 1,700+ 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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  • Too bad it was foggy but still all the way is very beautiful. Reach a good altitude and could see the snowy peaks.
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  • Here's travelers, a comment on this site trying to not be sooo subjective and giving some useful data. We're all here because we love to travel so then I have to say that this place is a panoramic view of a route that joins Salta capital with the town of Cachi. At the same time, one will have the best views of route that goes along. It is the provincial route 33. It has paved sections and others mostly than not. Is a path of type winding, with sections where only can move a vehicle by time and ancestries enough pronounced. Of course that if you decide to rent a car and travel it I'd say it is the best choice and was what you did with my husband. This gives the freedom to stop where one wants to take the minutes you want in that beauty. From heights can be seen between the green slopes the own way which was transiting, by sectors covered with clouds due to the height where one is located. The landscape would be saving distances and distinctions similar to the of Machu Pichu in Peru. All crossed with beautiful horses free grazing by the side of the road. Its name is due to which in 1622 Monsignor j. de Cortazar had to stay there for one night. Now van them tips useful: if not are safe in the management or only have led in city, les should be go on tours where them transport in small groups and make several stops, because the road is quite dangerous, and it say by experience personal. In addition and if it is that they do not travel alone and decided to rent a car, share time management because it tends to be tiring and height produces fatigue that can bring devolution and in the end, little enjoyment for which always manages. My husband and I, share how much could the handling and the is a driver skilled (try of that unless one has led in land of that type). Stop every now and then and take water and after all those curves and bends and be full of happiness by what they observe, crossing the National Park Los cardones and reach the famous Inca route straight from the Tin Tin, of which I'll comment separately. After that it is spliced with mythical national route 40 for a stretch and passing Payogasta reach Cachi, which you can not miss.
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  • Excellent costs, the design only, them landscapes and the complexity of the same it make unique if only, to do it and enjoy it at least one time in the life
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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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