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Last Visited: 6 months ago
GPS: 1.068970, -76.771340
Altitude: 2185.1 masl
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It took us 4 hours from San Augustin to Mocoa and from there to Sibundoy another 4-5hours. The road from Mocoa to Sibundoy is a dirtroad but not in a very bad shape but it takes its time. The first rivercrossing, from this direction coming, is the worst one of all of them, it can get rough when its raining a lot, but all the locals pass it as well with their motorbikes and small cars...
Beautifull scenery on this road when the sky is clear!

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fun road for motos, even my wife liked it on a fully loaded DR650 in the rain. it's not that technical, mostly hardpacked, no loose gravel, some water crossings, took us 3hrs and we were going a little slow. Bolivian death road was better but this was nice, not much traffic on a monday

Do not have too high expectation. The traffic is really heavy at some parts, drivers always in rush and if you consider the views spectacular you've probably not seen much from Colombia yet. We were quite disappointed.

Good little road. Some places a bit narrow but nothing too bad. We had a sunny day so views are to kill for up here!

roadworks are happening now and almost 90% of the 60 km dirt road has been maintained yet. the road is pretty good now (leveled with no more potholes). it is still very narrow in places with lots of curves and trafic though. wasn't a problem at all for our 7.3m long 2WD motorhome to drive throught. took us 4h30 to complete the drive. one of the best views we had in south america by now. don't miss it !

Unless you really want to do this road, all locals told us avoid el Trampolin del muerte. They suggested us to drive the 45 down south from Mocoa to Ecuador. You can read our comments there.

Did this on a motorbike in the rain. Innumerable shallow water crossings but nothing at all worrying. The main issue with this road is the fist-sized gravel, although I talked to another traveler who did it on a bicycle without too much difficulty.

There are multiple places to stop for hot food and drink which is nice.

Arguably this is the "real death road" in South America (not the touristy tolled one north of La Paz; there are several in Peru that come much closer to competition).

As we thought there aren't any possibilities to stop for the night at this road we stayed close to Mocoa. But there are actually several spots to park on grassy areas, so no pull outs to let the oncoming traffic pass, most of them nicely flat and large enough to fit at least one truck.
After hitting the gravel in Pepino the first good option came at km 10 and then all 2 to 3 km another. Almost at km 20 is a police station and a small restaurant but not really a place to park leveled. Another restaurant at km 38 with space enough. Before that there are 2 large spots (km 35 and 36) and after the restaurant will come 4 great locations within the next 4 kms. One is especially nice for tent campers as there is a ruin close to the street and a grassy way (wide enough for any car too) on the left leading behind. Pitching a tent unseen from the road should be easy. After arriving the pass at 2,800 meters of altitude there is not much choice, as on the other side the road gets much better and wider and private land is either side. Barb wire is dominating the scenery again.
Its 62,5 km in total to the End of pavement label in this map.

This road is actually quite famous in the adventurers circles - it's something like Colombian version of Bolivia's death road. It's called Trampolina del Muerte or AdiĆ³s mi Vida.
We've driven both Bolivia's death road and this one - the state of the road is not that good, but it's not really that dangerous - it's just a bit unconfortable because of the larger rocks in the dirt road and trucks on the road.
The views are really stunning though, I stopped several times to take pictures. On the worst sections, there's also railing along the road, so you won't fall down even if you wanted to. Took us 3.5 hours to drive, with many stops for taking pictures and video. Could do it definitely in 3, maybe less, but hey, what would be the point. Go earlier in the morning so you won't rush.
From San Francisco to Pasto, the road is paved again.

I don't think I would refer to the water crossings as rivers. Maybe after torrential downpours. Fun road, wish it wasn't so overcast. Hit 10300 ft alt. And not sure why it's referred to as carreterra 45. Most maps show it as 10

We drove this road with a minivan after it was raining for days. A few river crossings but only one (the first one coming from north) was a bit bad. We walked thru first and moved bigger rocks. Not a nice dirt road as it's bigger rocks and slow going. BUT a nice scenery road!

It took us 4 hours from San Augustin to Mocoa and from there to Sibundoy another 4-5hours. The road from Mocoa to Sibundoy is a dirtroad but not in a very bad shape but it takes its time. The first rivercrossing, from this direction coming, is the worst one of all of them, it can get rough when its raining a lot, but all the locals pass it as well with their motorbikes and small cars...
Beautifull scenery on this road when the sky is clear!