El Chalten, Argentina

Hike to Laguna Capri

2.5 Miles Total - 656.2 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Eduin Betancr

A beautiful hike to a crystal blue lake in Santa Cruz Argentina.

 The head of the trail begins at the north end of town, at the end of San Martín Ave. During the first hour, the trail is a steep slope until entering the valley of Del Salto river, towards Mount Fitz Roy. After 30 min. walk from El Chaltén you'll have access to a natural viewpoint with panoramic views of the valley of De las Vueltas river. Further down the trail the ñires will begin to be more and more numerous around you. After 60-90 min. walk -depending on your pace- you will find a sign that shows a bifurcation to Laguna Capri (left) or to the Fitz Roy (right). From the lagoon you will have a unique view of Fitz Roy and its surrounding peaks.

NOTE: If you have a little more time, or if this is the only hike that you are going to do, it is worth an additional walk of 15 minutes from the bifurcation mentioned above towards the Fitz Roy, to access a rocky signposted viewpoint which allows you to interpret the landscape presented in front of you, as well as the Piedras Blancas glacier. That is the Fitz Roy viewpoint.

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Camping
Backpacking
Hiking
Forest
Lake
Scenic

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Wonderful Easy Hike!

With stunning views of Fitz Roy from the lake, the hike was easy with not much altitude gain but well worth the scenery! Especially great if you don’t have much time in the El Chalten area.

almost 3 years ago

Awesome

It is a Must!

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