Laguna Torre

HARD 26 reviews

Laguna Torre is a 26.7 kilometer out and back trail located near El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
26.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1024 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

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snow

Hikers hoping to get a perfect view of Cerro Torre should set off for Laguna Torre, a glacial lake at the foot of the mountain. The lake is a reasonable turn-around point for a day hike out of El Chaltén, and is reached via an interesting, but not overly taxing, trail. The trailhead on Calle Riquelme is marked with a sign, and, after leaving town, the path closely follows the Río Fitz Roy valley. At the end of the trail, you will have to ascend a small moraine and some sand dunes, but it is the view of Cerro Torre, rather than the climb, that is likely to take your breath away.

14 days ago

It is trail with lots of veriety. Open fields, forrest, vista’s, fynbos, and a Great vista at the turning point, weather permits. I didn’t have Such luck as the weather can be very unpredictable turning from sunny, strong wind and 24C into 15 degrees and a downpoor with windforce 9/10 plus gusts upto 11. Come prepared!

trail running
19 days ago

Was the first time for me being that close to a Glacier for me and it was awesome! Fairly crowded trail but worth the view. Able to access right from the town of El Chalten.

hiking
19 days ago

I would consider this a moderate hike. Beautiful views, especially at the bottom of the valley (around 5km) if the torres are not visible.

2 months ago

To get to the actual lagoon, this is a moderate hike. I thought Laguna de Los Tres was way harder than this one. Phenomenal views all the way through, and the most peaceful, humble glaciers sit at the end if the time of the year offers it. I didn't get to see the spiky mountain peaks because of the clouds, but it was worth it anyway.

11 months ago

Go to Argentina!!!

hiking
Saturday, December 31, 2016

This is a great hike. I consider it moderate, not hard, unless you have a guide to take you across the river to the glacier.

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