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Valle Ascencio Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

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4.6 mile 7.3 kilometer point to point
82% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,721' 525 m
Descent: -235' -72 m
High: 1,933' 589 m
Low: 411' 125 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 30% (17°)

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Trail shared by Miguel Vieira

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A climb up the Rio Ascencio valley toward the base of the Torres del Paine.

Miguel Vieira

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

This trail begins with a climb up grassy slopes with views of the Paine Massif and the Patagonian steppe. As you enter the Rio Ascencio valley, the mountain sides get steeper and you enter a dense, ancient forest. Occasional breaks in the trees reveal incredible views of the valley.

Descend to cross the Rio Ascencio on a bridge and pass the Refugio Chileno. Continue through dense forest along the river valley until you reach the junction that takes you to the Base Las Torres Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Lenga beech and Antarctic beech trees in the forests.

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The Rio Ascencio Valley shepherds visitors through beautiful terrain towards the famous Torres.
Dec 30, 2016 near Puerto…, CL
Dense forest hugs the Rio Ascencio as you climb to the Torres.
Dec 30, 2016 near Puerto…, CL

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