Laguna Torre

MODERATE 37 reviews

Laguna Torre is a 17.9 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near El Chaltén, Santa Cruz, Argentina that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
17.9 km
ELEVATION GAIN
539 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

hiking

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

27 days ago

Linda senda y fácil. Se accede desde el pueblo. Aprox 6hs

hiking
1 month ago

A good warm up for Laguna de Los Tres.

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely hike with great variety of scenery and amazing view at end. We started at 2 pm and finished easily before sunset but were lucky to have had wonderful weather. Mostly very easy walking.

hiking
4 months ago

A beautiful trail that provides nice views of Cerro Torre. The hike is not as great as the Laguna de los Tres hike, but it is still very much worth hiking. Here is my full trip report with pictures, maps, and other info! https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/los-glaciares-national-park/

5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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.

7 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.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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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