Glaciar Piedras Blancas, El Chalten

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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 tour planner.
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  • If you are able to drive/cycle/hitch/walk about 15km towards Lsgo Desierto, this is a moderately easy hike of a few hours return, showing you a fantastic view of this beautiful glacier. Definitely a m...  more »
  • Not on the usual trail... You can go all the way till the lake & go quite close to the glacier... It's on the way from Poincenot to Piedra del Fraile, might officialy be closed but I'm not sure...  more »
  • Our first stop from the El Pilar trailhead. What an awesome sight! It had rained the night before, but upon leaving El Pilar early morning, the sun was shinning and it was cyrstal clear. We enjoyed ou...  more »