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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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