El Chaltén, trekking capital of Argentina

Province of Santa Cruz • Argentina

Los Cóndores and Las Águilas viewpoints

Description: This is the shortest hike from El Chaltén, that enables you to reach a viewpoint that lend itself to exceptional panoramic views of the Adela, Torre and Fitz Roy massifs, and the Río de las Vueltas valley. Optionally you can access a second viewpoint on a natural balcony with views of the steppe and the large Viedma lake.

Los Condores viewpoint trail Panoramic view from Los Condores viewpoint Las Aguilas viwpoint Las Aguilas viewpoint Cerro Huemul, view from Las Aguilas viewpoint trail

Jurisdiction: Los Glaciares National Park.
Duration: 1 hour (one way).
Difficulty: easy
Elevation: 100 m.

Itinerary: Leaving from El Chaltén, you cross over the town access bridge over the Río Fitz Roy and continue along the road until you reach the National Park Visitors' Centre where the trail begins. From there, this well signed trail ascends until you get to a viewpoint.

This footpath is relatively new as it has been inaugurated in the year 2004. As it name shows, the lookout point is situated in a strategic place for the eventual observation of condors in their frequent glide to and from the Río Fitz Roy valley. It is also an excellent alternative to appreciate the imposing granite peaks and glaciers that dominate the horizon.

The trail to Las Águilas viewpoint begins at a bifurcation situated a few minutes before reaching Los Cóndores viewpoint, and just over 15 minutes walk, you arrive to this natural balcony with panoramic views over the steppe and the Viedma lake.

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