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Cerro Piltriquitron, El Bolson

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Trek to the 2,260 m (7,415 ft) summit of Cerro Piltriquitron and treat yourself to panoramic views of the nearby city, surrounding valley, Peulo Lake, Cordon Nevado, and nearby woods. Find a trail that leads to the Carved Forest, located in the slopes of the mountain and a paragliding launching site. One of the main attractions of the area, it’s an old burned out forest whose remains sculptor Marcelo Lopez began carving to produce some 50 sculptures. Plan your visit to Cerro Piltriquitron and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our El Bolson itinerary maker.
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  • A very rewarding hike through different terrain. A little challenging, the final part is specifically steep, but the views are worth it. The Bosque Tallado and the refugio are nice stops on the way up...  more »
  • The walk from the Plataforma to the top of the Cerro Piltriquitron is magnificent. From the Centre of El Bolson there in the summer months from the Central Square Plaza Pagano a bus to the Plataforma at 9 o'clock in the morning for a very reasonable price. This is the boring road climb of approximately 14 km avoided. Unfortunately, the return of the van all at 13.00 you, that is for the entire ascent and descent too early. From the Plataforma walking you in about 45 minutes to the Nice Refugio. It is possible to find overnight accommodation and camping. On the way to the refuigio is also the Bosque Tallado, with large wood sculptures. If you're after the refugio further to the top or to the viewpoint with view on Lake Epuyen register at the refugio. The hike to the top is fairly heavy and is towards the end, increasingly steeper but also very beautiful. For experienced hikers is the in over two hours to do. The climb from the refugio is about 750 m, starting from the Plataforma over 1000 m. the reward at the top is spectacular with a 360 degree views of mountains, lakes, El Bolson, very deep, very far away the Tronador, a snowy volcano near Bariloche, snow and more. Many people walk the route, fortunately many Argentines, who without exception very friendly. For those who visit El Bolson is this walk almost a must.
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  • I went with my partner in December 2016. It is the first time we have had an activity of this kind. We start the tour at 13 h 30 and arrived at the carved forest at 17 h 30. There is a refuge to 10 min of this, there is that pay the stay and have understood that not there water hot. Also, consult and find out well before you go. Us not we thought it was the big thing carved forest, is art and is recommended for those who appreciate it. Although it is a good choice for a burned forest. Signage could be much better, since few posters that are in poor condition and often lend themselves to confusion. We did the descent at 2:30 hs. It is a unique experience and exhausting, but worth trying it with a lot of effort!
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  • Really worth a visit it. Landscapes or approach to what you see in the photos. Climb 1500 meters to the refuge, camping and making Summit was very good experience to start. I hope come back and in better physical shape to enjoy more the road. Share a community bonfire and some mates to fight the cold. There sleeping in a tent. Recommended!
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  • espetacular-aaaaaaa us aftertaste ISIM beautiful Summit view from up there
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  • Beautiful cruise! Worth the effort
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