Halsema Highway is national highway in the Philippines. Situated in northern Luzon, it stretches from the city limit of Baguio to the municipality of Bontoc, Mountain Province. It is the highest point at 7,400 ft. above sea level in the municipality of Atok.

Halsema, 150km highway covers 95 kilometers (59mi) of Benguet Province and pass over eight of its municipalities (La Trinidad, Tublay, Atok, Bokod, Kabayan, Buguias, Bakun and Manyakan. It also covers four Mountain Province towns ( Bauko, Sabangan, Bontoc and Sagada).

The highway was named after American engineer Eusebius Julius Halsema, who served as the Mayor of Baguio City from 1920-1937. Under Halsema's term, its construction commenced on 1992 with the help of the natives and was completed in 1930 as a foot trail.

Parts of the highway are dangerous, especially during rainy season, when landslides are common and asphalted portions become slippery.

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