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: Detour into Provincial Route 62 leaves from National Route 234, 4 km before accessing Junín de los Andes from San Martín de los Andes. This is a signaled dirt road. Another choice is to take the same route from Lake Lolog.The Curruhué beach is beautiful for camping or spending the day. Carry supplies because the infrastructure is quite basic.
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