Trail Run Project Logo

Aconcagua Trail - Nido de Condores Section

Difficult

Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
48% Runnable
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,954' 1,205 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 18,338' 5,589 m
Low: 14,384' 4,384 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 22% (12°)
Max Grade: 57% (30°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Russell Hobart

Weather

Current trail conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

The first section is intense hill climbing.

Russell Hobart

Features Views

Need to Know

It ain't cheap.

Anyone passing above the Plaza de Mulas must not only have a permit but must pass an examination by a medical team.

Description

This is the first part of the trail that you have to be sanctioned by a doctor to continue. Not only is the altitude going to increase precipitously, there are no open field to meander through. It's a slog.

Leaving Plaza de Mulas, head uphill, switchbacking along the way. The first way station you come to is Camp Canada. Some folks use this to avoid the raucous Plaza de Mulas or to just grab a little more altitude. After this, you pass the more diffuse and windy Camp Alaska. Continue up another mile through some more switchbacks, finally making it to a section that carves more gently up the mountain. Finally, you are at Nido de Condores (Condor Nest), which is a nicely protected campsite.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Is something wrong? Let us know. Have photos to share? Help fellow runners know what's here.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#1

in Cuyo

#2995

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#1

in Cuyo

#10

in Argentina

#2,995

Overall
3 Views Last Month
25 Since Jun 27, 2019
Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%

Photos

Nido de Condores campground
Jul 7, 2019 near Los Andes, CL

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running