Fitz Roy: Lago de los Tres via El Pilar

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Fitz Roy: Lago de los Tres via El Pilar is a 11.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Lago Argentino, Santa Cruz, Argentina that features a lake. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,959 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

This variation of the standard Lago de los Tres will require a shuttle transfer from El Chalten to the trailhead at El Pilar, 17-km away. Transfers can be easily arranged in town for $10 USD or less. The reward for this is several fold: A) you get to avoid the initial climb, leaving you fresher for the final push up to el lago, B) you get to see some great scenery that you would otherwise miss, including the Rio Blanco valley, Piedras Blancas and glaciers.