Paso de San Francisco or San Francisco Pass is an international high mountain pass, altitude at 4.726m (15.505ft), over the Andes mountains that connects Argentina and Chile. In the Argentine side, route N 60 is a paved road, ascends from Fiambala at 1,505 m (4,938 ft) in a deep valley formed by 5,000-metre (16,000 ft) mountains. In the last

sinuous 20 km (12 mi), the route climbs from about 4,000 m (13,000 ft) in Las grutas to more than 4,700 m (15,400 ft) at the border. On the Chilean side the route CH-31, road is gravel and sand, connects Copiapó with the Chilean–Argentine border. On the way it passes next to Maricunga's salt flat on the Nevado Tres Cruces National Park and Laguna Verde. The area is surrounded by volcanoes and high peaks as the Cerro Falso Azufre (5,906 m or 19,377 ft), the volcano San Francisco (6,018 m or 19,744 ft), the Incahuasi (6,638 m or 21,778 ft) and highest volcano in the world, Nevado Ojos del Salado (6,879 m or 22,569 ft), among others. Expect some non-tarmac spots from place to place.

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Ruta Nacional 60 , Αργεντινή
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