The quebrada lies approximately 200 kilometers south of Salta, la cuidad. As you move toward it, you see the greenery of the Tres Cerritos valley slowly vanish to be replaced with brick red rock. It is striking. The rock creates formations that make me understand exactly why la provincia del Salta has become world reknown for climbing. Cafayate is also along the Ruta de Vino, although I haven't seen vineyards in quite a while. What I do see is one amazing landscape after another.
We've stopped often to take pictures, which happened to correspond with each of the times Lila had to throw up the bright pink popsicle she had for lunch. One of us with the camera, the other rubbing Lila's back. Poor thing. I think it will be a loooong time before she eats another fruitilla pop.