Hike to Laguna Torre

297-299 Comandante Arrua - Search Nearby - Added by John Maurizi

Day hike to Laguna Torre at the base of Cerro Torre. Amazing views of Cerro Torre along the way.

This is one of the more popular hikes in El Chalten.  There are two trailheads with the main one being on the west side of town at the end of Avenida Charito.  There is plenty of parking along the road.  The trail ascends quickly from the road and once cresting the hill there are great views of the countryside ahead.

After less than one mile you arrive at Mirador Margarita, a small distant waterfall.  The trail rolls up and down to Mirador Torre and your first good glimpse of Cerro Torre.

The trail follows the valley created by Rio Fitzroy.  After 6 miles you begin to climb to a ridge and a great view of Laguna Torre and Cerro Torre in the background.  Descend down to the laguna for a great location for lunch.  It's a little less than 6.5 miles to this point.

Return the way you came for a long 13 mile day. 

Distance

13 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1500 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking

Lake
Scenic

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