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Escorial, San Martin de los Andes

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Tread carefully across a river of solidified lava at Escorial. Created by a volcano eruption around 400 years ago, the lava trail spans 7.5 km (4.7 mi), flowing into Lake Epulafquen. Walk along the smooth path that has been laid on top of the lava flow, and look out at the expanse of once molten rock on either side of you. Wear appropriate footwear, such as hiking boots, if you do decide to step off the path to walk across the lava; the rough terrain could easily cause you to roll an ankle if you're not careful. To visit Escorial and other attractions in San Martin de los Andes, use our San Martin de los Andes trip generator.
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  • The escorial comes from the Achen Niyeu Volcano (hot land/place) and gave way to Laguna Verde about 300 to 400 years ago, when it was the last eruption. Lava leave some places to land goal, and in that land grew seeds formed (Cypress, lengas, colihues) dwarf trees that could not "expand" its roots. Vale walk from Provincial Route 62 (parking) up to the Epulafquen Lake to observe washing worth getting into water, and the forms it took when it cools. You can also climb up to the Summit of the volcano, a walk that takes about three hours from Laguna Verde.
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  • River of lava for more than 400 years. (as a comparative reference: when it endorsed the city of Buenos Aires, more or less, Achen Niyeu to rash and let this volcanic slag of over 7 km road to the Epulafquen! have worked in a passable trail.) Very good ride!
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  • The escorial is visible from the Lake excursion in the lagoon huachulafquen said the Guide to dating of 400 years ago, is very interesting to see how nature is responsible for planting trees native on her, the truth the astonishment, and awareness that we are only visitors of a great work.
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  • A magical place and that very few know, you have to get but worth it
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