Colorado Volcano is 10 kilometers far from San Martin de Los Andes, in Patagonia. Its access is across the route 48, bordering the north face of the Lacar Lake.
The trip I offer today will take about 6 hours, leaving San Martin de Los Andes at 9 am and returning by 3 pm. During the trekking tour we will visit a Coíhues and Lengas forest. Then we’ll leave the vegetation behind and start walking across volcanic ground. We will lunch in the Colorado Volcano’s summit from where we can admire the magical viewpoints of Lanin Volcano, Mount Tronador and many Chilean peaks.
This adventure starts with a transfer that takes us to the international pass of Hua-Hum. Once we arrive at the base of the mountain we’ll start our trek.
The well signposted trail is easy and plain during the first 700 meters. Then we’ll get to a creek surrounded by Coihues. 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 at 1.600 meters we will find a natural viewpoint from where we can admire the wideness of the 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 at the summit, where we will eat and drink something hot before our return. The descent will be done across the same trail and it will take about 1,5 hours to the base, where our transfer will be waiting.
This program can be also done in winter. In that case we must use snowshoes.
I will be proud of guiding you in this fantastic climbing day. Get in touch with me book your places for your trip in Colorado Volcano.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Half-board meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Personal Insurance
Skill level required
Fitness level required
San Martin de Los Andes
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: waterproof jacket and pants. Polar suit. Jogging pant. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Trekking shoes. Trekking backpack. Water. In winter you have to add snowshoeing.