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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  • A great place to visit, especially for those who do not like tourism with many people and quiet
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  • From the Angeles to the Park is around 1 hra or 1 hra 30, road to Antuco is manages to visualize the volcano, beautiful. The recommendation of Park is going in a 4 by 4, I was in a Chevrolet Spark GT and walked very well in the route. You can stop to eat in the center of Antuco, that Yes, I recommend refuel before going on the road there is a station Copec's return to Los Angeles, and ida a local station where we do not give ballot and not trust much of the quality of the benzine. Finally, following the path if you get hunger can stop in the square there are some restaurant and places to eat. The road to the Park is well signposted and also the road is in good condition. Paid entry by vehicle, I don't remember the amount, can be displayed on a monument to the soldiers who died in the tragedy of Antuco, la Laja Lagoon is beautiful, vast, worth a visit, but above you can go trekking or crossing to Argentina. Fully recommended the personal of Conaf excellent as always.
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  • My husband and I drove through the park during our road trip through Chile. It is a magnificent park. We drove through the whole route and was awed the entire time. Two big thumbs up. Unfortunately we...  more »
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  • Very good experience, clean, very well maintained road, the views and the incredible nature. advisable to go at any time of the year (with their shields in winter), in all seasons has a particular beauty.
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  • Park is a magical place with well marked trails in the which can reach the foot of the sierra velluda and have a unique view of the volcano on the other hand we have the trail mallin of the bull and the carpenters in which we find a unique mountain forest with many native to reach the Lake fauna condor you can display part of the laja Lagoon which makes it a trail with a lot of magic and mysticism by the attractive natural occurring
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  • check out friends! the Park opens them Sunday? Thank you
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  • Great panorama for the weekend
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  • All a tourist destination, excellent for walks and photographs of high mountain. Recommended visit
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