Colorful Argentine Mountains

Cerro de los Siete Colores
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Welcome to the western far north of Argentina, not far from the country borders with Chile and Bolivia. This is an area with a high density of natural wonders, but today we are just visiting the world heritage Quebrada de Humahuaca, and some of its many hills and mountains that stand out thanks to their ravishing look.

This is the third edition for the club of fans of the most colorful mountains of the world, after reporting Danxia landforms in China, and the valley of Landmannalaugar in Iceland.

Seven Color Mountains Argentina
The Hill of the Seven Colors (Cerro de los Siete Colores), in the tiny and alluring dusty town of Purmamarca, is the most popular and easy to access.

Quebrada de Humahuaca Argentina
Purmamarca is situated almost in the intersection of two Andean routes, one towards Chile and the other road pointing to Bolivia. Sunset and dawn, best for pictures.

Driving around this region you may find many other beautiful spots in this cactus land, wild west style.

Jujuy ArgentinaGetting to At For example, at 42 kilometres from Purmamarca coming from Chile.

Going north you'll find the charming village of Tilcara.

Pucará de Tilcara
In Tilcara you can visit the pre-Inca ruins of Pucara, to have some good views over the valley.

But the most impressive of all of them in my opinion is the Hornocal mountain range.

Quebrada de Humahuaca
You can get here after like 20 miles by dirt road from the picturesque colonial town of Humahuaca.

These wild flowers seem to have been put here on purpose.

Colorful Mountains Argentina
Around the Hornacal viewpoint, at 14.238 feet high (4.340 meters), there's almost nothing but you and the wide radiant nature.

Quebrada Humahuaca Argentine
Nothing apart from these enigmatic and photogenic ruins.

Cerro Inca
Hornacal is also known as the Orko Inka, or Inca mountain.

7 Color Mountains
This standing arc gave me a good feeling about the place, and a certain sense of complicity with other travelers who came here before.


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