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El Morado, San Jose de Maipo, Chile
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is probably the best day hike close to Santiago. Its an easy hike up a beautiful glacier valley. The valley is surrounded by snow covered peaks, and ends at the San Francisco glacier. There is nice mountain lake 2/3 of the way up, which...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KevinNCL
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The hike to the top of the valley to see the glaciers is about 6 kilometers the first three of which are steep. But when you reach the top the valley opens up and you can see the three or four glaciers that are called...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lysippos
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

It is a wonderful trip to this Glacier. It starts just outside the town uphill to the right, over a small river up the hill to the guides hut. After being charged double the price of local one begins the walk. The first part is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank John L
Reviewed 5 December 2017

On November 2 and 3, 2017 the trail was not open. We were not allowed to enter. Guy of Conaf said the trail needed repairs (bridges,...); Weather was nice. No more snow ! Left disappointed .

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank LadyFromBelgium
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We drove up the Camino Al Volcan to start this well marked trail in the Monumento Natural El Morado. The 8 km hike (16 km round trip) was steep at the start and very uneven at the end, but the bulk of the hike was...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank FayeJ42
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Two years ago we hike El Morado national monument and this year to acclimate before Atacama we hike "El Colgante" in valle de animas. It's a relatively long drive from San Alfonso to the far end of the road but after the hike is nice...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Monpetit
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

In January and February, one bus daily goes to Banos Morales. It leaves from the city and stops anywhere on the road and drops you at the beginning of the hike. It took us 5 hours return (including lunch break). It starts with a steep...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank BelgiumExplorer
Reviewed 30 December 2015

What an awesome hike! A friend and I hiked to the San Francisco Glacier in November and were able to snap some amazing photographs. If you're into hiking, it's definitely worth renting a car and driving from Santiago to do.

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank edwardw307
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Words would not do this place justice. Check it out for yourself. I promise you wont be disappointed

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Chris F
Reviewed 8 November 2014

To get to the trailhead, its a 90 minute or so drive from Santiago, with the last 30 minutes on gravel road. The hike is fairly easy with a moderate climb at the beginning followed by a long, gradual slope to the glacier. Its 6-8km...More

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank MerWineland
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