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Queulat National Park, Aisen Region
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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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  • Leaving Puyuhuapi to Puerto Cisnes, Puerto Aisén or Coyuaque by the Carretera Austral passes by this wonderful park with non-linear scenarios, where pulses an Andean lung lush vegetation, water and ice.
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  • We had the strongest year-round rain, but we did and we got. The place, overwhelming the landscape is beautiful and you think that so much beauty that you see may not be real, but is it. The glacier and its lagoon are wonderful and I recommend making all the paths are different views of the glacier.
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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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  • Increíble lugar, es obligatorio visitar la Laguna Témpanos y ver el Ventisquero Colgante.
  • Beautiful park with beautiful flora and fauna, depending on the weather you will have incredible views of the hanging glacier.
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  • 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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