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standard unpaved road in s.a. but nothing worth to see and too much ripio to be fun. take the highway. road took 1h by moto

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We didn't take the shortcut as we didn't think it would save us that much time. Just wanted to add the road on the other side is in good condition and you can speed along. Views are pretty spectacular from that side too.

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This shortcut it NOT worth it. This was one of the worst roads we have driven in 5 months / 20,000km in South America. There is one 5km section of paved road inexplicably in the middle of the 40km and the rest is terrible. If you have a stiff suspension like our van you will be reduced to a crawl. It took us nearly 2 hours and was not fun.

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goes from gravel to sealed road a few times. can be frustrating going really slow while seeing the cars on the other side of the river zipping by.
nice scenery though

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Took me two hours to get done with this piece of road. Shorcut ? Maybe, maybe not. I would recommend it if you want to take cool pictures (beautiful scenery, very MAD MAX feels to it). If you want a nice road, go to Chimpote then take a hard right on the paved road. But what are we anyway ? Overlanders. So you know which option to takr ;)

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Well we like it. Its great road for our toyota and many wild camps.

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For us this shortcut wasn't worth it and we turned around after 10mins - we would rather drive an extra 40km on asphalt at 80 - 100km per hour, than bump around on a dirt / rocky road at 20 - 40km per hour (and probably use the same amount of gas). Apparently it only saves you an hour of driving (less for us). The 2-3 lane highway continues almost the whole way to Chimbote, then the asphalt continues up the valley into the Cordillera Blanca. We were coming from the South / Cañon del Pato and the detour road wasn't great - washed out, very bumpy and rocky. It didn't look great from the other end either.

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Excellent section of road, recommended that you take this. We didn't have to pay any toll or register with anyone..just looks like a maintenance road. We passed some French families in motor homes they had no trouble, it's just rocky and rutted a bit...never needed 4WD or really any clearance. Could be a different situation in the rain..so judge that for yourself.

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The shortcut is about 50kms long, 40kms of which are unpaved. The trail is mostly ok but get worse at the end (we even had to cross a small river). Nothing too bad, we made it with our Westfalia, although people with very low clearance RV might have issues.

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We didn't see any damages from landslides, they must've fixed it. Very doable road, shouldn't be an issue for any type of car.

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Very nice drive, the first part (coming from north) ist in very good condition, some part is now paved like a highway. However the second part along the river was recently hit by many landsides mostly containing baby-head sized rocks, some of the of the very sharp kind. If you do not have high clearance and appropriate tires it is currently not advisable to drive this road. Very little traffic on road and very remote (no cell reception), so be sure your car can handle it.

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This was a great shortcut! It is unsealed but really good for most of the way although there are a few places that are a bit rough. No 4wd required at all. Fully open at the moment. Just check in and provide your name and number plate at each end. Much more interesting than the highway.

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The road is partially paved.

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Great shortcut. Got logged in at the entrance , drove through gravel road in ok condition, watch for some speed bumps, around 25 miles to get to the main road

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When heading from North to Huaraz this private road (8 soles) will save you a lot of time. Road is in good condition!

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