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Futaleufú

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2 travelers at this place:

  • Day102

    Reaching Piedra de Aguila

    January 9 in Chile

    Despite the steep climb, we reached the Eagle stone formation within 20 min. The path then crosses the stones and goes beyond. There was a barrier which said No Passing but one thing we learnt in Chile was that these boards are there just like that and no one follows them. So, we too went in and sure enough, just about 200 mts from the barrier was a person sitting in a small hut and charging for the entrance. We paid 1000 CLP per person and went on towards the rocks. From here, we could see the beautiful blue color of the lake nearby.Read more

  • Day102

    At the Piedra de Aguila

    January 9 in Chile

    The climb on to the rocks was a steep uphill about 15 mts along the ridge of the rock. The views from the rock were stunning. It was a beautiful sunny day and the green of the valley and the blues of the lake and the river looked amazing. There is a small spot of about 1 mts where we stood and took pictures of the views around.

  • Day102

    Piedras de Aguila trek

    January 9 in Chile

    Before starting the trek, we went to the river nearby and filled up our bottles. The climb up was quite a steep one with loose gravel road. The total trek distance is about 2.5 kms and the elevation difference is about 350 mts. The sun was out and it was quite hot in the clear. We tried walking under the shade wherever we could but there weren't that many tall trees there. This stretch was not possible to do on the biles so we had parked and locked them at the start of the walking way but a car with 4x4 managed to go almost all the way to the top (almost 2 kms). With each turn of the track, we went higher and the valley below came more and more into the view. It was a very scenic location with the stone formations on one side and a big open valley with beautiful emerald blue river flowing through.Read more

  • Day102

    Viewpoint behind the rocks

    January 9 in Chile

    Just behind the Piedra de Aguila, there is another viewpoint with equally good views around. From here we could see the 2nd bigger lake further away from the 1st lake. The rock was now in the middle of the view giving a good perspective of its position in the landscape.

  • Day102

    Back to Futaleufu

    January 9 in Chile

    From the viewpoint, we trekked back to the entry point where we stopped for a while since Melinda wanted to pet the horses grazing nearby. After a few minutes, we trekked down to the base of the hill where we picked up our bicycles and rode back to the town. We reached back around 7:30 pm and dropped off the bicycles at the shop since the rental time was almost over and then trekked to the Laguna Espejo on the outskirts of the village.Read more

  • Day102

    Starting point of the trek

    January 9 in Chile

    We crossed the Espolón river and then a smaller stream before we reached the starting point of the trek. The bicycle ride had been very scenic and a lot of of fun with ups and downs, starting on asphalted road and then continuing on gravel. We reached the starting point at around 4 pm. We went to the stream nearby to fill our bottles before the trek. It was quite sunny and hot and the climb looked steep so we would need extra water. We were told that there was an entry fee of 1000 CLP per person since the trek was on a private property. There were boards at a few places saying that it was private property and that an entry should be be paid, but we couldn't find anyone anywhere. We decided to start anyways and pay if and when someone asked.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Futaleufú, Futaleufu, فيوتاليوفيو, فیوتالیوفو، شیلی, 푸탈레우푸, Футалеуфу, 富塔萊烏富

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