Route 41 | Warning

Bolivia

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Last Visited: 6 months ago
GPS: -16.356780, -68.074740
Altitude: 4600.0 masl

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Tried to drive to Coroico this way. The road is intermittently paved, with unpaved ravines just outside of La Paz (see other posting). There is a reason no one drives this way, despite Google showing it as a highway. At this point, heading towards the junction with Route 3, the hardpack dirt road turns into am extremely muddy, rutted track. It looks like there may have been construction planned for a highway here at one point, but it seems to be abandoned. If it is dry, this might be passable with a high clearance 4WD, but it goes to a very high elevation, and even if it looks dry below, it may not be above. We encountered rain turning to snow, with huge ruts and deep mud. It almost ruined our AWD Subaru Forester, and we had to turn back 5k from Route 3. Best to go another route.

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The road is still much the same. Still need a high clearance 4x4. I did it on a small duel sport motorcycle and it's a great road with lots of little steep short cut challenges if you like that thing or you can follow the road to avoid these. Mud and rut sections are short beautiful scenery and a great alternative to the tarmac F3 to La Cumbre.

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Very muddy and difficult road, but we made it all the way from La Paz to the 3 with a Land Rover Defender. Beautiful views. If you have a lo 4WD and seek for adrenaline you will love it! Otherwise, run from it!

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It is still the same but we drove it with our Defender the whole way. We did arranged with all potholes...;–)

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Tried to drive to Coroico this way. The road is intermittently paved, with unpaved ravines just outside of La Paz (see other posting). There is a reason no one drives this way, despite Google showing it as a highway. At this point, heading towards the junction with Route 3, the hardpack dirt road turns into am extremely muddy, rutted track. It looks like there may have been construction planned for a highway here at one point, but it seems to be abandoned. If it is dry, this might be passable with a high clearance 4WD, but it goes to a very high elevation, and even if it looks dry below, it may not be above. We encountered rain turning to snow, with huge ruts and deep mud. It almost ruined our AWD Subaru Forester, and we had to turn back 5k from Route 3. Best to go another route.

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