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Punta de Vacas Trail - Plaza Argentina Section

Intermediate/Difficult

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7.4 mile 11.9 kilometer point to point
80% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,261' 994 m
Descent: -261' -80 m
High: 13,766' 4,196 m
Low: 10,638' 3,242 m

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Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)

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This dramatic trail has huge views of Aconcagua.

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Description

From the Punta de Vacas - Casa de Piedra Section turn west into the valley that leads like a funnel toward the summit. The trail starts with a couple of powerful climbs in the first three miles and then takes a more steady build. At around 2.5 miles you'll make a creek crossing. Shortly after this the valley opens up more. After awhile along the left hand side you'll see more red earth which is a good indication that you soon arrive at Plaza de Argentina. Medical checks will be administered here for folks moving higher up the mountain.

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#16

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#3,177

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Up the valley toward Aconcagua.
Jul 20, 2019 near Las Heras, AR
Looking back down the valley
Jul 20, 2019 near Los Andes, CL

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