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Coyhaique National Reserve, Coyhaique

(4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Trek through numerous well-paved hiking trails, and spot a variety of plant and animal life at Coyhaique National Reserve. You can admire lagoons, mountains, and plains during your excursion. Climb up to one of the elevated platforms for panoramic views over the park and the city of Coyhaique; bring your camera along to capture the scenery. Fishing for sport is legal and popular in the park. Expect to see wild cats, pumas, quiques, and foxes on your trek. Plan to visit Coyhaique National Reserve during your Coyhaique vacation using our convenient Coyhaique family vacation planner.
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  • Access to the reserve is good, is very close to the city, so it is suitable for morning or afternoon. We take the full circuit of 4 hours, passing by the 4 or 5 lagoons that appeared on the map. Strengths: very well signposted and the paths and bridges in good condition. Weaknesses: there are too many pine trees to be a reserve in the native forest should be protagonist. Finally, despite being forbidden to cyclists access to hiking trails, there were several that crossed at full speed, disrupting the tranquility of the walk.
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  • An hour is really enough in this wee town .It is typical of the area but a bit touristy. There are lots of souvenirs stalls with local handcrafts at reasonable prices. The catherdral is a red corrugat...  more »
  • (The Spanish translation is written below) Went here today with my girlfriend. We walked towards the park, it is approx 1 hour from Coyhaique city centre in the north. There is a sign which says that you have to go right when you have exit Coyhaique. It is easy to find. The entrance fee and opening hours can be seen at the picture that I have added. You have to sign in. There are 2 routes: 4 hours loop and an '8 hours' loop over the mountain Cerro Cinchao. These times are an indication for people who are not used to walking a lot, I think, because we did the 8 hours loop in a little more than 5 hours (including lunch break). So don't let the estimated time stop you! :) The beginning and end of both trails are not that interesting just walking in a forest area. It is still fun of course! But starting the climb of the mountain the forest changes at a certain point. The trees look like they are from a fairytale. It is a really nice walk! (Same forest appears when going downhill) Then you get to the summit of the mountain where the trail is marked with big poles so you know where to walk to. The view is amazing at every step. You can see Coyhaique from above and also a lot of snowy tops from mountains further away. In the forest, keep an eye open for spotting woodpeckers. They are not shy at all and it is nice to watch them make holes in trees for food or shelter making searching. One tip: take the route to the right towards the mountain and descent on the left. The left side is much steeper than the right side. I have added some pictures of the map and nice views. If you like this review, let me know by clicking the button below. Thank you. -We went here today with my girlfriend. We walked to the Park, it is approximately 1 hour from Coyhaique city in North Center. There is a sign that says you have to go just when you exit Coyhaique. It is easy to find. Admission and opening hours you can see in the photo that I have added. You must be logged. There are 2 routes: 4 hour loop and a loop of 8 hours on the mountain Cerro Cinchao. These times are an indication to people who are not used to walk a lot, I think, because we made the loop of 8 hours in a little more than 5 hours (including lunch break). So don't let that the estimated time stop you! :) The beginning and end of both paths are not so interesting just by walking in a forest area. It's still fun of course! But from the ascent of the mountain forest changes at some point. The trees seem to be of a tale of fairies. Is a ride very nice! (The same forest appears when going costs below) Then, get to the top of the mountain where the road is marked with large poles to know to where walking. The view is incredible in every way. You can see Coyhaique from above and also a lot of cups snow of the mountains more far. In the forest, keep an eye open to detect birds woodpeckers. Not are shy in absolute and is nice see them make holes in them trees to find food or make refuge. Tip: take the route to the right towards the mountain and downhill to the left. The side left is much more inclined to the side right. I have added some photos from the map and from the views. If you like this critical, do I it know doing click in the button of below. Thank you.
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