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Cajon del Azul, El Bolson

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The ever-popular trek through Cajon del Azul boasts classic Patagonian beauty with mountain vistas, canyons, and crystal clear azure waters. The trail takes you through paths with old regional trees and rare bird species before opening up to awe-inspiring vantage points. Pack a picnic to eat on the rocks as you admire the picturesque views and bask in serene nature. Be sure to wear sturdy boots, as the trek lasts around four hours and you will experience a lot of different terrains. Our El Bolson travel itinerary planner makes visiting Cajon del Azul and other El Bolson attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Visited here on a hot day. The walk was steady, with plenty of ups and downs, so I recommend good shoes. Caught a taxi to Walton, as the bus was not very often. The walk took about 4 hours return, not...  more »
  • We spent three days hiking in the area. Started from Warton, stopped in Refugio Las Playitas for a little break and went on to Refugio Retamal for the night. Retamal was a really lovely place- rustic,...  more »
  • The hike up to Cajon del Azul is an easy 2.5 hours from Wharton. There are some fairly steep ups and downs but nothing too extreme & none go on for very long. We used this as a test hike for a friend ...  more »

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Where to stay in El Bolson

El Bolson offers affordable rooms throughout the year, which makes it extremely popular with budget travelers and backpackers. You can always check into a basic hostel, but it's a good idea to reserve in advance if you're picky about where you sleep. Or, plan to settle into a rental apartment or furnished bungalow during the high season. Visitors who prefer to experience Argentina's big sky at night can explore nearby campgrounds.
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