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From Salta until Formosa, the route of the Impenetrable one for RN34 and RN81














































An agroindustrial and oil area travels then amid a landscape that accentuates the tropical features gradually, continuous for the route of the Impenetrable one (RN 81), this way known by the difficulties that it presented to the settlers, today it still continues being of difficult traffic. It is a touching circuit for that isolated and for their almost virgin nature.

They are 1003 km that cross part of the this salteño and it crosses from this to west the county of Formosa . The first 330 km ,(zona of it Jumps) the road this paved with some tracts in regulating state and very trafficked by heavy vehicles. There is fuel in General Güemes, San Pedro, General Liberator San Martin, General E. Mosconi

In the north chaqueño the route is parallel to the General Railroad Belgrano. Of them there are 298 paved km and 414 km of earth, without rubble, with deep wells and covered by a layer of 60 powder cm that becomes mud in summer. should be considered a speed average below the 30 km/h , and in the event of rain it is impassable. There is not tourist infrastructure. Lodging only in Engineer Juárez in km 247. Fuel in Engineer Juárez, The Hills, Ibarreta and Formosa.


Leaving of Salta (km 0) toward the east for RN9, it arrives to the crossing in km 46. Turn to the left to the north, for which passes to call himself RN34 and, in 8 km , it will lives you circulate yourself beside to great thermoelectric power station that, fed from the gasoducto that is born in the locations of the north salteño, it provides from electricity to the city of it Jumps. To little later on one enters to the city General of Martin M. of Güemes

Leaving Güemes toward the north, leave the big galpones of the railroad behind. The road during 12 km skirts reedbeds that gradually leave its place to the natural mount. When crossing the river The Pavas, one enters to the province of Jujuy later on A km, goes by a police control, and in km 78 arrive to a crossing that it connects toward the left with the RN66 that drives in 44 km to San Salvador of Jujuy

Continue for the RN34. The road circulates for soft waves from those that one has a perspective of low mountains, covered with natural mount and some dispersed village amid small cultivated parcels with cane and something of tobacco.

In the km 101 connect to the left a brunch of the RN66 that takes to the Airport of The Cadillal and the city of San Salvador of Jujuy . Starting from there the relief becomes plane and cultivated with extensive reedbeds. The route, for moments, it is flanked by beautiful groves.

In the km 116, you arrives almost simultaneously to a crossing cartwright and San Pedro's Big river whose waters come from the Big river of Jujuy, from Humahuaca, and they will drain in the river San Francisco and in turn this in the Red river.

In the crossing of roads, to the left, it can connect with the city of San Salvador of Jujuy for the RP56, going by The Mendieta, where one of the old sugar factories of the county is been founded in 1892, and the hill of The Flagstones, route that paisajísticamente is the best alternative to consent to the city of San Salvador of Jujuy , continuing for the RN34, 3 km later on will arrive to San Pedro

Starting from there, it follows a tract of natural mount that extends from the estribaciones from the hills to the west until beyond the route.

After passing Colored Friar, when crossing the river Ledesma in the km 160, recomienzan the reedbeds and if these don't have too much height, will be able to have an imposing but distant view from a great industrial complex to which arrives in the km 168, with access signalled to the Town Ledesma

Returning to the RN34 toward the north, immediately begins city General Liberator's San Martin

Continuing for the RN34 toward the north, after crossing the river San Lorenzo , it leaves to left the RP83, on the way to earth that will take it to the one in 8 km National park Calilegua.

After crossing the river San Lorenzo, and advancing 3 km , will have to their right the town of Calilegua , where the Intendency of the Park is. Advancing, the road goes into in the alternate cane cultivations with lomadas that are estribaciones of the mountain of the Tunnel, covered with a more and more thick mount again.

Advance for the RN34. In the km 194 come out to the right a road that takes to the oil plant of Caimancito , the most important in the region that produces gas by means of natural surgencia and 4.000 to 4.500 cubic meters of petroleum weighed per month. Three km later on connects to the right the RP1 that returns to the south traveling the skirt of Santa Bárbara's mountain.

Continuing for the RN34, 14 km after the connection with the RP1, spends a police control advancing the entrance to the county of it Jumps that takes place in the km 213, when crossing the river The Stones. Very attractive they are the cultivations of banana trees that cover the plane landscape for which the route lapses. In the km 221, turning to the right and 5 km , is the town of Urundel , small village with some interesting constructions of century principles, lifted around the railroad station.

The RN34 continues now skirted by cane cultivations or citrus, or for mount tracts. They are come to the sides of the road, each point, the ranches of the peons that you/they work in the properties or in the timber exploitations. They are wooden precarious constructions and I sweep with thin partitions, covered by straw or tarred cardboard. Advancing 14 km , without appears signalled in the route, crosses the Tropic of Capricorn.

In the km 256 will find an important crossing of routes. To the left, the RN50 goes to the northwest toward the National Park Baritú , and to the limit with the republic of Bolivia . To the right, the entrance to Pichanal

Continuing for the RN34, in the km 268 cross the Red, notably mightier river that the rivers already seen. The road goes crossing fields with citrus properties or dedicated to the cultivation of early vegetables, especially tomatoes and peppers, using for it enormous plastic carps of more than 100 m of long. Six km later. the route happens for before the entrance to Craft, 13.000 inhabitants' town to whose center leaves for an avenue in which buildings can be observed with a rustic air, built with vertical entablonados, arriving finally to the tree-lined square.

The RN34 continues parallel to the roads of the railroad and, to regular intervals, they stray roads that go to rail stations that have originated villages to its surroundings, as Campichuelo in the km 290 and Path Hachada in the km 302. In the km 303 connect to the right the RN81 that runs parallel to the line of the railroad and it crosses


The RN81 connects with RN34 to 24 km to the north of Embarcación , from the connection of RN34 and RN81 (km 0) a tract of 63 paved km is born toward the east that then is made of earth. The first 10 kms are skirted by fields with cultivations of oleaginous that then disappear replaced by the natural mount, I lower and very dense; characteristic of the flora chaqueña and that it will continue during almost the whole journey.

From Hickmann, km 43, the route runs parallel to the roads of the train going by small towns, separated to each other by 25 to 35 km , and originated by the step of the railroad.

In km 63 the pavement ends and the one begins on the way to earth. Advancing 6 km the most picturesque in the towns is crossed: Dragons




With their main street (the route) skirted to both sides by old guayacán copies or «drunk stick», this town, as all those that continue, are very small, only 821 inhabitants, and it is seated in four or five apples traced starting from the station, with earth streets and low houses, built many of them with wooden structure and wall-partitions of mud on embowered. Most of the population lives in function of the public employment and the only semi-industrial activity is the timber exploitation, dedicated to sawmills and factories of rustic furniture. To the exit of Dragons there is a short tract of pavement ( 6 km ) and then the earth continues.

Advancing, in km 126 are crossed Solá , good known as station Firedog. In this like in some other populations of the region chaqueña, they have settled Catholic missionary groups (there are other evangelical ones) that they carry out an important work of community action and among other tasks they promote the production and sale of crafts, fundamentally in wood and chaguar.

The route continues almost direct skirted by the compact vegetation, compound mainly for locusts, churquis and cactáceas. In km 191 cross the limit entering to the county of Formosa . To the side there is a peculiar poster that prevents who goes toward the west so that it "avoids to circulate in days of rain or excessive humidity».

In km 213 are Fraga , where there are controls of provincial police and National Gendarmería. A little later on you arrives, in km 247, to Ingeniero Juárez


Ingeniero Juárez


With a similar general aspect to that of the other towns of the route, also structured starting from the railroad station, with earth streets in damero, but quite more extended. is the only population that has complete station of service and lodging with four rooms with private bathroom, everything administered HERE by the.

Toward the southeast the route straight line continues and of earth and they leave happening the small towns, approximately each 30 km . Newly in km 477, recomienza the pavement.

In km 509 are Ibarreta with the following station of service. From there they are 203 asphalted km, in those that the landscape of the mount chaqueño goes disappearing, replaced by cultivations, to arrive in km 7.12 to Formosa.

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