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Queulat National Park, Aisen Region

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 35 reviews on the web
Queulat National Park is a national park of Chile located in the Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region. The park is bordered by the Cisnes River on the south side and is neighbor to Lago Rosselot National Reserve. It contains 1541sqkm of glacier-capped mountains and virgin evergreen forests.HistoryIn 1766, the Jesuit Father José García Alsue explored the area searching for the City of the Caesars.Park geographyLocal relief is dominated by the Patagonian Andes, with some elevations greater than 2000m above sea level. A portion of the Puyuhuapi Volcanic Group form part of the park, specifically the area south of the Lake Risopatrón. The park comprises two small ice fields, with glaciers of up to 12km long. The largest glaciated area is Queulat ice cap, which encompasses about 80sqkm and contains park's centerpiece, the Queulat Hanging Glacier. This ice cap is centered at, and is at an elevation of 1889m. The other ice cap covers an area of approximately 40sqkm and is centered at an unnamed summit at, at an elevation of 2255m. The main ice cap borders the northernmost part of the Puyuhuapi Channel called Ventisquero Sound.Other attractions in the park are the Queulat Sound, Father García and The Cóndor Falls, and Cat's Stone (Piedra del Gato).
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  • Park surprises with their different paths, but you can see the hanging glacier without having to make the longest path, just reaching the parking lot a couple of metres walk and get to a vantage point where the view is enough to delight the visitor. If you want you can make the trail is level and lasts about 2.5 to 3.0 and you get a little closer, but nor do you arrive at the foot of the glacier, only get to a vantage point where you can see the glacier. Within the paths for trekking is Encantado forest, this is highly recommended not only for the end where you see a lagoon formed by the meltwater, but along the same path that is poetry to the rainforest!
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  • Cross the car park by the carretera austral, can see a bit of what the Park has to offer. A perfect landscape. Recommend to anyone who likes nature and adventure. I will come back one day with time.
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  • Make the trail and go seeing as goes changing the nature while going climbing to get to the lagoon that is it more beautiful postal 100% recommended, feel the air pure and see different types of trees native. I recommend go with loose clothing although it is winter going up is feeling very hot and long since the hike is long and strenuous but all effort is rewarded to see these beautiful landscapes. Anyone can make the trail since it has areas marked by arrows in easy access. A place unbelievable that not can leave without visit and enjoy.
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  • Increíble lugar, es obligatorio visitar la Laguna Témpanos y ver el Ventisquero Colgante.
  • Amazing Park to explore, not to leave up to the hanging glacier, no clouds, is an incredible view.
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  • Another of those majestic parks national of Chile. There are adequate facilities and properly marked trails. There are different routes and panoramic of the snowdrift. Follow the instructions of the Rangers and, as always, leave no trace.
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  • Very good signposted, is worth the penalty every km tour!
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  • A very nice experience in the pit this is the settlement of the montanozo of the Ventistiquero landscape. 4 of 7 difficulty level should have a couple of time to visit him.
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