Refugio Frey, San Carlos de Bariloche
(4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Trek Refugio Frey along the Cerro Catedral, a picturesque mountain shaped by the weather into rocky towers and formations. Named after the hut at the top of the climb, the well-marked trail takes you along the weathered granite spires to the snow-capped peak overlooking a lake in the rock basin. Hike along small streams, forested areas, and finally through the snowy part of the trail that leads to the top. Enjoy the panoramic views along the way and have a refreshing drink at the hut (where you can even stay the night if you choose). The hike in takes 3-4 hours and gets more challenging in the uphill second half. With our online itinerary creator, San Carlos de Bariloche attractions like Refugio Frey can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A varied and demanding, trekking up to pebbles is going well up to 9 year-olds but then becomes rather more precipitously to the refuge and its amazing lagoon. It should be better signposted and with more measures of caution in some sections has cliffs and possibility of getting lost.
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  • I did this hike with friends during my short trip to Bariloche. I was told it was the best hike to do in terms of look out and it did not disappointment. The hike isn't too difficult ( I did it with a...  more »
  • We were supposed to go for a small walk near villa catedral but went up the ski lift instead. The ski lift was pricy at $20 but totally worth it. So go. The Frey walk was done the next day and we enjo...  more »
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  • You shouldn't expect too much from a refugio, but nonetheless, this is a fine building with incredible views and surroundings - The only real issues are that the capacity is too high for such a small building, and if you camp it's very very exposed to the elements and extremely dusty.
  • Absolutely worth the walk up here, outstanding views in winter and I'm sure in Summer it would be amazing for the climbing. Good food in the refugio too
  • The Refugio is just ok, but the trek is amazeballs! Do the filo walk.
  • Beautiful place! Excellent view. In winter the Lake is frozen. They can not stop going.
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  • Heavenly atmosphere! The most beautiful walk in the area! Somewhat demanding, amazing place! Tremendous granite towers!
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