Beautiful 2 day trekking in which we will have an impressive view of the north face of Fitz Roy, along with the rest of the mountains and glaciers. We will also have access to visit the valley of the Río Eléctrico.
Important: Although this trek is done within private property, it is also considered a “Remote Area” by Los Glaciares National Park, so it is essential to have some mountain experience to do it. The trails are not marked as in the case of the treks that are part of the backbone network (Laguna de los Tres, Laguna Torre, etc).
Use the described information only as a reference, and before starting it is recommended to go to the “Cerferino Fonzo” Visitor Center to obtain updated information about the route and the necessary equipment.
Registration of Mountain Use in Remote Areas – Los Glaciares National Park:
Due to time constraints it is recommended to stay overnight at Piedra del Fraile Refuge. For more information about rates and reservations, please contact the refuge directly via Facebook (you will find email and phone number there).
The trekking starts where the sign “Piedra del Fraile 2 hs” is located, immediately before the bridge that crosses the Río Eléctrico. The trail begins heading west directly through the valley of the electric river, at first with little vegetation and then directly through a lenga forest.
With almost no slope and very pleasant views, after approximately 2 hours of walking you reach the picturesque Refugio Piedra del Fraile.
After setting up the tent and having something to eat, we will begin to advance in a SW direction through the back part of the camping area until we start to see monoliths (For more precision, we recommend asking for directions to the refugieros). From this point the trail changes completely and we begin a hard ascent.
Approximately at 1200 masl we turn off to the right (the main trail will take us to Piedra Negra) following the lagoon. From this point we may come across icy parts (especially depending on the time of year), following the track and the monoliths we continue advancing towards the rocky wall that gives its name to “Paso del Cuadrado“.
From Piedra del Fraile it is possible to make the connection with the crossing Laguna de los Tres – Laguna Torre for those who want to add a couple of kilometers.
🎯 Extras: This map in GPX and KML format is in the “Mapas” folder of the free Google Drive. To enter directly: click here.
Important: Use this track as a reference, it may contain errors. We recommend always be guided by the official signage and if in doubt, please contact the staff of Los Glaciares National Park.
This trail or crossing is located within the Remote Area of Los Glaciares National Park, so it is essential that you and your group have sufficient experience in mountain activities and are able to face and solve any kind of inconvenience that may arise during the entire journey.
We recommend that before starting the tour, you go to the Ceferino Fonzo Visitors Center (open daily from 9 am to 5 pm) to check the status of the trails, the necessary equipment and any extra information that may be useful.