Beautiful water bodies, volcanoes and rivers of solidified lava make up this picturesque natural area.
The large spaces occupied by the Lanín National Park give shelter to diverse sceneries and beautiful natural environments. Very close to Junín de los Andes, lies the Curruhué area, a particular lake zone with thick vegetation, volcanoes and hot spring wells.
We left San Martín de los Andes early in the sunny morning, accompanied by Santiago. We took Route 234 and, a short distance before accessing Junín, we took a duly signaled detour along a rubble road.
A few kilometers ahead, we came across the park station. There, Sebastián, the park ranger in charge of this district, provided us with complete information about the area of the park we were going to visit.
The area of the Curruhué, a word that means “dark place” in the Mapuche tongue, includes 44 thousand hectares marked by a past of strong volcanic activity.
Level of Difficulty: low.
Recommendations: Lake Curruhué Beach is ideal for a picnic. The beach on the lake known as Laguna Verde is perfect for camping. Make sure to pack supplies as infrastructure is quite simple.The office of Carirriñe International Pass does not lie on the Chilean border but 50 before that, 300 meters from Curruhué Park Ranger Station in Lanín National Park.
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