Parque Nacional Laguna del Laja, Antuco

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Laguna del Laja National Park is a national park of Chile located in the Andes, between 37°22’ and 37°28’ south latitude and 71°16’ and 71°26’ west longitude.GeographyThe park features spectacular mountain landscapes, whose main attractions are the Antuco Volcano, Sierra Velluda and Laguna del Laja (Laja Lake). The latter gives the name to this protected area, but it only borders the park. The park ranges in elevation from 976 m to 3585 m at Sierra Velluda. Although a little snow caps Antuco volcano, much more snow adorns the two major summits of its southern neighbor, even during Chile’s summer. Sharp ridges and deep valleys carve this rugged region, which alternates between bare rock and lush vegetation. Another summit in the park, although least prominent, is Cerro Cóndor at 1,668 m.The park forms part of the Bío Bío River basin. Some small tributaries of Laja River originate in the park.BiologyThe park lies within the Valdivian temperate forests ecoregion.It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the cougar and foxes (particularly the chilla and the culpeo). In the park have been identified 47 bird species.Endangered and rare vegetation species are found in the park. Among them are: ciprés de la cordillera, araucaria, maitén del Chubut and radal enano.
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  • We wanted to make the three-day tour to the Vulkan Antuco and were forced to abandon during the crossing of the pass because it was too dangerous due to the melting snow! We had to then turn around and spend the night at the Sierra Velluda. At the park entrance you must point out our opinion for us that it is actually impossible at this time to cross the pass without risk. The tour along the Lake from the other side went off as we were we glad we had to migrate this not. Over 20 km on the schlotterigen dusty slope between the volcanic rock. This tour is not worth our opinion.
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  • Not as popular as many other national parks, La Laja is prettier for not being trampled by thousands of selfie taking zombies who only stroll 5ft from their vehicle. I would not travel their in mid wi...  more »
  • We came to ski to the antuco ski center and we were surprised by the magic of the place, the lagoon of the slab at the foot of the volcano and you slide the tracks with this amazing landscape, even I do not know in the summer but we will certainly come back!
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  • If you avoid weekends, this is a nice drive up a good gravel and cinder road. The road goes on one side of Lake Laja but never gets very close. the views are dramatic and the road on top goes through relatively recent lava and cinder fields. The Campground a kilometer inside the park is great.
  • Amazing place, good snow, you'll have a very nice experience up there.
  • Amazing view! The "cabañas" are great!
  • Just beautiful. Desolate, barren allmost like what you would expect on the moon!
  • Beautiful place to stroll, this lagoon? The mountains, in the winter snow, really entertaining. There are cottages at good price, the town of antuco is very close.
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