Epic Rides in Peru | Cañon del Pato

Epic Rides in Peru

Cañon del Pato

One of the best in Peru but also one of the most dangerous. The narrow high mountain dirt road, totalling a length of 45km, sits between the village of Yuracmarca and the Calipuy National Reservation. The Road is onlyt one lane wide and riders are expected to use the horn to ensure the tunnels are clear before entering. All 50 of them. These tunnels are hand-cut through solid stone.


The Ride

The road is extreme, with 50 one-lane tunnels. It crosses the infamous Cañón del Pato (Duck Canyon), on the Rio Santa (Santa River) at the north end of the Callejón de Huaylas (Corridor of Huaylas) in north-central Peru. This road is very exciting and sometimes very exposed and unsecured driveway in innumerable twists and turns. The total route involves over 50 tunnels, most of which are one lane and rough cut through the mountainside. The road rises from 500m to over 2000m. (link)

The Ride through Canon Del Pato