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greenBlue Laguna Esmeralda

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6.0 mile 9.7 kilometer out and back
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 670' 204 m
Descent: -670' -204 m
High: 1,310' 399 m
Low: 833' 254 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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Explore this beautiful trail through forests, beaver dams, and alpine terrain to an emerald green lake.

Shelan Shah

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly This is an easy trail for families and has beautiful views.

Overview

For most people, this is an easy 6 mile round-trip hike with little elevation gain and beautiful views at the end. This trail is quite popular and the path is well-worn.

Need to Know

The trail is located about 20 minutes driving northeast of Ushuaia on RN3. Take a taxi, rent a car, or organize a tour from town. It's possible to hitch a ride back to town.

Trail conditions can be muddy, so wear sturdy shoes or boots and don't widen the tread.

Description

This trail is, for many, the most beautiful easy hike around Ushuaia. It leads through different vegetation zones, beginning in the young forest, then winding through beaver dams and moors. Just before the lagoon, you'll find untouched Lenga forests. The rugged mountains of the Sierra Alvear and a hanging glacier encircle the enchanting laguna.

In addition, the trail is very simple and suitable for the whole family. The trail is about 4.8 km each way.

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