Glaciar Piedras Blancas, El Chalten

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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A peaceful hike through the forest takes you to Glaciar Piedras Blancas, a stunning glacier and lake. Part of the Glacier National Park, the heavily wooded area makes a perfect setting for a long but scenic trek along the rushing Rio Blanco. When you reach the lookout point, you can admire the icy cascade descending from a Mount Fitzroy cliff. Keep your eyes peeled--you might even see chunks of ice detaching from the glacier and falling into the lake below. Work out when and for how long to visit Glaciar Piedras Blancas and other El Chalten attractions using our handy El Chalten vacation builder tool.
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  • Stopped here on the way to Laguna de los tres and it’s a great view of the hanging glacier. Nice place to stop and break for water while you’re taking this in and the valley 
    Stopped here on the way to Laguna de los tres and it’s a great view of the hanging glacier. Nice place to stop and break for water while you’re taking this in and the valley  more »
  • Stopped here for a few minutes on the way to Fitz Roy. It’s a nice view, but certainly not the most amazing glacier in the area. 
    Stopped here for a few minutes on the way to Fitz Roy. It’s a nice view, but certainly not the most amazing glacier in the area.  more »
  • We hiked from the El Pilar hostel to FitzRoy as our host told me that the views are beautiful and it’s easier. This viewpoint is lovely and you see FitzRoy all the way. This hike later joins at... 
    We hiked from the El Pilar hostel to FitzRoy as our host told me that the views are beautiful and it’s easier. This viewpoint is lovely and you see FitzRoy all the way. This hike later joins at...  more »

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