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1-day Rubillas Lagoon hike

Rubillas Lagoon hike

Join Nicolas, an aspirant mountain guide, on this 1-day Rubillas Lagoon hike. And enjoy the wonderful Andean scenery while discovering ancient fossils.

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1 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec




This 1-day Rubillas Lagoon hike is an incredible chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful sceneries of the Cordillera de los Andes very close to Santiago de Chile.

The Rubillas Lagoon is located in a gorge with the same name, in the area of Cajón del Maipo, an hour away from Santiago.

This small lagoon with crystal clear water is a hidden jewel of this area. It's usually out of the tourist main routes, so the landscape beauty is magnified by its solitude.

This hike lasts around 6 or 7 hours. In the way up we'll stop in  different viewpoints where you'll be able to enjoy amazing views of the San José Volcano and the Retumbadero and Morado mountains.

Then we'll hike down to the lagoon. In the way down we'll face a big rock wall full of encrusted fossils, which is a paradise for archaeologists and geologists.

This program is one of the best options to spend a day out in the nature close to Santiago.

Want to join me on this 1-day Rubillas Lagoon hike? Send me a request now and I’ll take you on an amazing adventure.

And if you're looking for other programs in the same area, please take check my 1-day hike to El Morado hanging glacier and my 1-day San Francisco Glacier trek.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

  • If you want transport from Santiago and lunch service please let me know and I'll tell you the rates.

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.



What people are saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente

Paul Wolf


August, 2022

nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



December, 2019

The trip didn't happen due to weather conditions.

Pierre Loap


October, 2019

Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.

Michael Hwang


August, 2019

Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.

Julie Molinaro


March, 2019

My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!

Charles Bellafiore


February, 2019

The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.

Carl A Latkin


November, 2018

The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.



May, 2018

I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.



March, 2018

The trip was really nice and I enjoyed the climbing a lot!


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