Lago del Desierto, Province of Santa Cruz

Ever-popular tours to Lago del Desierto attract scores of visitors every year thanks to its unparalleled panoramic views and crystal clear azure waters flanked by verdant Patagonian forest. Trekking the area is a rewarding excursion, and tour companies usually offer guided walking tours of varying difficulty so do your research. Views of mountains Fitz Roy and Torre as well as glaciers and waterfalls surrounded by tall lush regional trees will greet you on your voyage. The lake has been the historical subject of a dispute of ownership between Argentina and Chile. Leave plenty of time for this trip as the mountain roads are difficult to traverse and could take as long as two hours to get there by car. Arrange to visit Lago del Desierto and other attractions in Province of Santa Cruz using our Province of Santa Cruz road trip app .
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  • is a bit far from Chalten but it worth the visit, forest there is beautiful, there are plenty of space to chill out by the shore of the lake or do some hikes around.  more »
  • During the 35 km of the route to the desert Lake you can appreciate incredible landscapes with different types of vegetation. First more rugged and the last stretches forests of immense trees. The Rio de las Vueltas, very plentiful, accompanies you almost all the way. All along the way there are several viewpoints to appreciate the Andean landscape. Always present the imposing silhouette of the Ritz Roy Hill. On arrival, the desert lake bordered by an impressive vegetation extends almost to the border with Chile. It's good to bring food. There are lake excursions. A point and apart deserves the bad state of the gravel road with stretches with large stones dangerous for tires.
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  • A beautiful place with all the appeal of this area of hanging glaciers and lush vegetation and a whole history in litigation to establish the border boundaries and the property of the desert lake that finally remained for Argentina
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