Cuesta de Lipan, Purmamarca

Drive the undulating Cuesta de Lipan, a scenic stretch of National Route 52. Starting in Purmamarca, the road winds through the rising slopes and ends in Abra de Porterillos at 4,170 m (13,680 ft) above sea level, before descending again to Salinas Grandes. As you drive on the paved road uphill, you see rock formations, including Cerro de los Siete Colores (the “Hill of Seven Colors”). Brave the hairpin turns amidst tall cacti and watch for llamas, ostriches, and other native animals along the way. From the viewpoint at the highest spot of the road, you'll see a panoramic vista of the vast salt mines below. Arrange to visit Cuesta de Lipan and other attractions in Purmamarca using our Purmamarca trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Nearly two months ago, Tour Connections Lagunas de AtacamaCHILE guide NADIA alerted me to the third (Salar de UyuniBolivia & AtacamaCHILE are the other two) great salt basin Salinas GrandeARGENTINA...  more »
  • Travelled from Salta to Salinas Grandes on an organised tour. Worth a brief stop by the side of the road to appreciate how far you’ve come!  more »
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  • Beautiful drive, its very high and cold up there. Don’t forget your coats to enjoy the view!
  • Amazing road, landscapes. Never cease to be amazed of the views. Be careful with the road, there were some accidents.

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