We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Francisco Glacier

El Morado, San Jose de Maipo, Chile
+56 2 2933 6051
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“gravel road” (2 reviews)
“easy hike” (2 reviews)
“trekking” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
El Morado, San Jose de Maipo, Chile
CONTACT
Website
+56 2 2933 6051
Write a ReviewReviews (56)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"gravel road"
in 2 reviews
"easy hike"
in 2 reviews
"trekking"
in 2 reviews
"valley"
in 3 reviews
"nature"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably the best day hike close to Santiago. Its an easy hike up a beautiful glacier valley. The valley is surrounded by snow covered peaks, and ends at the San Francisco glacier. There is nice mountain lake 2/3 of the way up, which...More

Thank KevinNCL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

The hike to the top of the valley to see the glaciers is about 6 kilometers the first three of which are steep. But when you reach the top the valley opens up and you can see the three or four glaciers that are called...More

Thank Lysippos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

It is a wonderful trip to this Glacier. It starts just outside the town uphill to the right, over a small river up the hill to the guides hut. After being charged double the price of local one begins the walk. The first part is...More

1  Thank AUSISYD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed December 5, 2017

On November 2 and 3, 2017 the trail was not open. We were not allowed to enter. Guy of Conaf said the trail needed repairs (bridges,...); Weather was nice. No more snow ! Left disappointed .

Thank LadyFromBelgium
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 20, 2016

We drove up the Camino Al Volcan to start this well marked trail in the Monumento Natural El Morado. The 8 km hike (16 km round trip) was steep at the start and very uneven at the end, but the bulk of the hike was...More

2  Thank FayeJ42
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed February 15, 2016

Two years ago we hike El Morado national monument and this year to acclimate before Atacama we hike "El Colgante" in valle de animas. It's a relatively long drive from San Alfonso to the far end of the road but after the hike is nice...More

1  Thank Monpetit
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

In January and February, one bus daily goes to Banos Morales. It leaves from the city and stops anywhere on the road and drops you at the beginning of the hike. It took us 5 hours return (including lunch break). It starts with a steep...More

2  Thank BelgiumExplorer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 29, 2015

What an awesome hike! A friend and I hiked to the San Francisco Glacier in November and were able to snap some amazing photographs. If you're into hiking, it's definitely worth renting a car and driving from Santiago to do.

3  Thank Edward W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 9, 2015

Words would not do this place justice. Check it out for yourself. I promise you wont be disappointed

Thank Chris F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 8, 2014

To get to the trailhead, its a 90 minute or so drive from Santiago, with the last 30 minutes on gravel road. The hike is fairly easy with a moderate climb at the beginning followed by a long, gradual slope to the glacier. Its 6-8km...More

2  Thank MerWineland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all San Jose de Maipo Hotels
Cascada de las Animas
794 reviews
15.21 miles away
Hosteria Millahue
81 reviews
17.39 miles away
Hotel Qamaqi
234 reviews
22.25 miles away
Spa Pirque
17 reviews
30.63 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
El Santuario Del Rio
64 reviews
13.68 miles away
La Calchona
17 reviews
16.77 miles away
Emporio De La Meme
116 reviews
8.52 miles away
Entre Pisco y Pebre
15 reviews
15.24 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Embalse el Yeso
1,143 reviews
9.75 miles away
Cascada de las Animas
296 reviews
15.31 miles away
Casa Chocolate Tienda Boutique
27 reviews
15.64 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Francisco Glacier staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Membership_Slide_Up_Placement_on_Attraction_Review
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.
Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor