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Valle Ascencio Trail

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 4.8 (13)

A climb up the Rio Ascencio valley toward the base of the Torres del Paine.


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4.6

Miles

7.3

KM

Point to Point

1,933' 589 m

High

411' 125 m

Low

1,721' 525 m

Up

235' 72 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

This trail begins with a climb up grassy slopes with views of the Paine Massif and the Patagonian steppe. As you enter the Rio Ascencio valley, the mountain sides get steeper and you enter a dense, ancient forest. Occasional breaks in the trees reveal incredible views of the valley.

Descend to cross the Rio Ascencio on a bridge and pass the Refugio Chileno. Continue through dense forest along the river valley until you reach the junction that takes you to the Base Las Torres Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Lenga beech and Antarctic beech trees in the forests.

Contacts

Shared By:

Miguel Vieira

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  4.8 from 13 votes

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The Rio Ascencio Valley shepherds visitors through beautiful terrain towards the famous Torres.
Dec 30, 2016 near Puerto…, CL
Dense forest hugs the Rio Ascencio as you climb to the Torres.
Dec 30, 2016 near Puerto…, CL

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Apr 3, 2019
Damien Sutevski
Mar 28, 2019
Roh James
Mar 19, 2019
Janine W
Feb 14, 2019
Courtney Micheletti
Mirador de las Torres is essential. Stay at least an hour to see sun if you arrive during a cloudy period. 8mi
Jan 16, 2019
Patricia Anguita
Jan 9, 2019
Dennis Chan
Jan 6, 2019
Mario Dominguez
Dec 26, 2018
Vanessa Rh