El Chaltén, Argentina

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El Chalten is in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina. El Chalten was founded in the late 1970s/early 80s as an outpost of Argentina to anticipate land claims of Chile for that area. It is still a small town that is best known for being the gateway to Mt. Fitz Roy and Cerro Torres, two of the most rugged and impressive peaks in the Patagonian Andes. The growing number of hiking tourist lead to an increase in construction and in summer the town is full of tourists.

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Cerro Fitz Roy


Laguna Torre

Historic Walking Area

Salto El Chorrillo


Laguna Capri

Body of Water

Viedma Glacier


Mirador del Torre


Road to El Chalten

Scenic Drive

Glaciar Huemul

Geologic Formations

Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas

Hiking Trail

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