Descabezado Grande, San Clemente

4.5
#9 of 16 in Nature in Maule Region
Descabezado Grande is a stratovolcano located in the Maule Region of central Chile. It is capped by a 1.4km ice-filled caldera and named for its flat-topped form, as descabezado means "headless" in Spanish. A smaller crater about wide is found in the northeast part of the caldera, and it has active fumaroles.The volcano is composed of andesite and rhyodacite lava flows along with pyroclastic flow deposits. It has a basal diameter of about 10 by 12 kilometres and a total volume of about. Along with Cerro Azul, to the south, it lies at the center of a 20-by-30-kilometre volcanic field.
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  • The 6-day Condor Circuit with ascent of the Decabezado promises fantastic landscapes and unforgettable impressions for all hard-boiled outdoor fans. We did the tour with Frank Holl-costaycumbretours.cl-who planned and performed the whole thing perfectly. Except for a small daily baggage, we had nothing to carry on the very strenuous tour (pack horses), which made daily stages of up to 25 km and the ascent through volcanic ash and debris considerably easier. On summit day, we started equipped with headlamps at 4 o 'clock in the morning. The sunrise and the views of mountains, volcanoes and craters are more than worth the hardships. We were the only ones on the circuit in April-a Chile highlight that doesn't struggle with mass engagement. Otherwise, I highly recommend costaycumbretours! Frank knows the area from the Effeff, is always in good spirits and spoils his people with the obligatory apple break in the most beautiful places, delicious outdoor cuisine and care.
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  • El enladrillado, it is the most important attraction of the national reserver altos del lircay to get here you need to go by foot or horse thru a path that guides you. once there you have a lagoon nea...  more »
  • The view of the Descabezado grande volcano from brickwork (high de Lircay national reserve) is amazing. In all its glory.
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  • Beautiful place, scenery that invite you to dream. Lots of native vegetation.
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  • Very good beachside perch
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