Fossil Canyon Trek

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Explore a hidden viewpoint to Upsala Glacier today in a breath-taking remote location, accessible only by boat from El Calafate. Cross from Punta Banderas in 1.5 hours to a traditional ranch, navigating the northern arm of Lake Argentino to arrive at Estancia Cristina for the day – a great combination of nature and adventure. Ranch staff will meet you at the port and head by 4wd vehicle along a mountain trail formed by glaciation, arriving at a small refuge. A short walk brings you to a spectacular viewpoint across to Upsala Glacier, the southern icefield and mountain peaks of the Andes. Then take a gradual downhill 14km trek through the Fossil Canyon among dramatic scenery to arrive back at the ranch and head by boat back to Calafate. Drive from Upsala viewpoint also available for non-trekkers.

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