Cerro Colorado

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LissonGrove
London31 contributions
Amazing 360 view at top
Nov 2019 • Couples
Amazing walk, especially on a clear day - view at top incredible.
Easy to park at start 14km outside of San Martin de Los Andes.
5km up and then again down (10km total). Approx half the walk is shaded by trees.
Map and profile at start of walk. See pic.
Km 1 - easy - across a field.
2 fairly steep
3-4 STEEP
Flattens in places later on
At top is small shelter in case of wind. Spectacular views 360

Two of us are fit-ish. Aged 40-50 and took 3.5 hours total with a few breaks.
Absolutely worth doing. Very well marked and prepared trail. Maps.me app also useful as a back up.
Written November 24, 2019
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Taunya
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Hiking with kids
Mar 2019 • Family
We hiked Cerro Colorado with two families. We had kids from 6 to 14 years old. The hiking trail is was appropriate kids older than 11 years old. A nice experience but we were not prepared to have to stop for the smaller kids. It would have been good to know this in advance. The trail for kids should be considered as advanced.
Written March 25, 2019
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bosa17
Florida53 contributions
Worth the pain, this is a great hike
Feb 2019 • Couples
We went on a Monday, hardly anyone else was there, perfect weather, clear skies and no wind. Since we don't have a car we took a taxi from San Martin (800 pesos, great guy too, Rodolfo) and began the trek at 11:30. It's a tough trail, steep uphill the entire way, my lungs were screaming but it was so worth the pain. It took us 2 hours, 45 minutes. You'll know when you get to the top, there's a huge pile of rocks that actually serves as a shelter from the wind but we were lucky, no wind at all on the day we went. The views are incredible in all directions and our cab driver whose hobby is mountaineering and trekking told us about several hikes you could take from the top. We sent him a whatsapp message from the top where there is cell service (no service at the bottom) and asked him to meet us in 2 hours. You probably could hitchhike back but we were tired and wanted to know we would get back to town. Actually our journey down was equally as tough, but this time it was the knees and legs because it's all downhill and much of it is very steep but we made it in 1 hour 45 minutes.
This is a beautiful hike, it's tough going up and going down but the views are incredible. We loved it!
Bring water, a camera, something to eat, something for the wind if needed and most importantly for us, hiking poles.
Written February 25, 2019
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Hernán
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina78 contributions
Easiest (yet not trivial) summit in area
Dec 2016 • Friends
It's the most widely known and hiked peak in the area; with about 1800m. The trail is well marked, recently got some maintenance (2016-2017 season).

If you are looking for mountains and do not know the area or someone to take you to lesser known peaks (less people and with less clear trails), the start by this one! Stunning views.

Be prepared anyway. The trail is steep, it takes about 2-3h to reach the summit. It can get very hot in summer and there will be no water except at the very beginning.
Written August 17, 2017
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DariusAmadeus
Zurich, Switzerland41 contributions
Great view
Dec 2015 • Friends
The view is definitely worth the hike.
Finding the way up is easy. 770 m altitude with a consent relatively steep ascent.
Up top can be very windy, be sure to have proper clothing.
The ascent is not technical at all and can be done by anybody reasonably fit. Especially for the return walking sticks can be helpful.
Written December 8, 2015
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