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Glaciar Piedras Blancas Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (2)

An awesome hike along the Piedras Blancas River to a lookout of the Piedras Blancas Glacier.


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4.2

Miles

6.8

KM

Point to Point

2,413' 735 m

High

1,468' 447 m

Low

980' 299 m

Up

34' 10 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

Begin at the road with nice views up the Rio Electrico valley. Head south past Hosteria El Pilar and continue along the east bank of the Rio Blanco.

Continue through forests with occasional views until you reach the Mirador Piedras Blancas, at about 2.7 miles. At the Mirador lookout, you'll have a great view of the Piedras Blancas glacier and if you're lucky you'll see some ice calving off of it.

Continue through woods and grasslands to the Sendero al Fitz Roy/ Fitz Roy Trail, where you can choose to climb to Fitz Roy or continue to El Chaltén.

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Shared By:

Miguel Vieira

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#5

in El Chaltén

#6939

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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#5

in El Chaltén

#28

in Argentina

#6,939

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The Piedras Blancas Glacier, at the edge of the Southern Patagonian Icefield, is a great place to watch ice calve into the water below.
Jan 4, 2017 near El Cala…, AR
Fitz Roy in the clouds but the scenery is spectacular
Apr 17, 2019 near El Cala…, AR

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Dec 24, 2018
Morita Pagan
As usual I overpacked for a three night trip. This was only the first hike with a heavy pack. Trail was nice, great views, and moderately steep.
Nov 9, 2018
Smilevers P
May 9, 2015
E Fryatt