The road from Pallasca to Chuquicara is an amazing route down in the tablachaca canyon, filled with grandiose rock formations and surreal colors. we enjoyed the trip immensely!
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Have to disagree with the previous comment. Yes, the Cañón de Pato has the best scenery as you drive along the base of the cañón. But if you decide to take the 3N through Tablachaca, you are rewarded with much more diverse views of the cañón. You will also ascend and descend with incredible views. Tablachaca is also more of the ‘adventure’ than Pato.
In our opinion, the view is ‘probably’ better if you’re driving south on the 3N since you’re descending more often. But just our opinion.Report Check-In
The AN-100 is nice, but compared to the nearby cañón del pato, we found the scenery a little underwhelming.
It is mostly deteriorating pavement, with sections of nice hard pack gravel. Any vehicle should be able to pass in good weather in either direction.
I don’t know why anyone would need to lower their tire pressure as per the previous comment. There’s no sand and the grades are pretty gradual.
It’s narrow, so if you’re extra wide and afraid of heights, you may prefer the main route.Report Check-In
Beautiful road from Pallasca (AN-100), starts off high and decends into the canyon, mix of gravel and tarmac, 1.5 hours on Moto. should be doable in really any vehicle. don't miss it!Report Check-In
I agree with the person before me, the AN-100 is a spectacular drive. But I disagree with regards to the road condition. If it is tarmac, it is full of potholes. The gravel part is reasonably good though. Going North, about 7-8h to Santiago de Chuco. A solid two days of driving until Cajamarca. If you want to be fast, it is probably better to go via Trujillo.
As said before though, the drive is spectacular. Be prepared to air down your tires though!
great views! the surface of the road is not in best conditions, but worth going. we went from north southwards. about 10 cars/minivans in other direction. no problem for our 2x4 sprinter campervan.Report Check-In
To or from Pallasca from this point don’t follow the PE-3N all the way. Take the AN-100. Its a amazing drive. Narrow road. Be prepared for some deep drop offs. Tunnels are wide and high enough for big trucks. There was 2 trucks going the other way. 2,30m wide is ok then. We are 3,45m high and that was ok as well. We came from Cajamarca and it took us 2 days to get here using PE-3N. About 80km of that PE-3N road is cravel. Good drive. Added some pictures of hairpins of AN-100 and canyon driveReport Check-In