Colorado Volcano is located 10 kilometers far from San Martin de Los Andes, in the Argentine Patagonia. Its access is across the route 48, that borders the north face of Lacar Lake, in direction to the Chilean border.
The trip will take us about 6 hours, leaving San Martin de Los Andes at 9 am and returning by 3 pm. During the way we will visit a Coíhues and Lengas forest until we leave the vegetation behind and start walking across volcanic ground. We will lunch in the summit of Colorado Volcano, from where we can admire the magical viewpoints of Lanin Volcano, Tronador Mount and Chilean peaks.
The following itinerary will give you more details about the trip. The same program can be done in winter, with snowshoeing.
This adventure starts at 9 am when a transfer will go for you. After 20 minutes driving on the road that will take us to the international pass of Hua-Hum, we will arrive at the mountain base to start our trek.
The well signposted trail is easy and plain during the first 700 meters until we get to a creek surrounded by Coihues, typical Patagonian trees. After that, the surface turns into a steeper one and it continues like that up to the summit.
Once we get to a high Lengas forest (another Patagonian tree) at 1.600 meters we will find a natural viewpoint from where we can admire the wideness of Lacar Lake. Now, we are very close to the top. The way up to there is full or scarlet volcanic rocks that give the name of this beautiful mountain.
The deserved rest comes once in the summit, where we will eat and drink something hot before our return. The descent will be done across the same climbing trail and it will take about 1,30 hours to the base, where our transfer will be waiting.
I will be proud of guiding you in this fantastic climbing day. Get in touch with me and let’s plan together your own trip in Colorado Volcano.
THE PRICE INCLUDES
Certified mountain guides. Insurance. First aid kit.
Waterproof jacket and pants. Polar suit. Jogging pant. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Trekking shoes. Trekking backpack. Water. In winter, you have to add snowshoeing.
Price per person
- Guiding fee