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Piedra del Fraile Hike - Trekking El Chaltén - Argentina

Piedra del Fraile is a gigantic boulder that sits on private land in the Río Electrico valley. To get to the site, you must set off from the Puente del Río Electrico, a low bridge accessible by public transportation from El Chaltén. The path, which can be difficult to follow at times, winds through the forest toward Cerro Electrico before veering off in the direction of the river and the boulder. You can make a daytrip of it, or you could stay at Refugio los Troncos, a private campsite located beneath Piedra del Fraile.

Location:
El Chaltén, Argentina

Trekking

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None



Here are other activities in and around El Chaltén that may be of interest: Lago del Desierto, Ice Trekking, Laguna Torre Hike , Hike to Chorrillo del Salto and Laguna de los Tres Hike .








By Nick Rosen
A staff-writer here at V!VA's offices in Ecuador, I came to Quito after having worked on public health and development projects in Africa. Naturally,...
07 May 2009







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