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Punta de Vacas Trail - Plaza Argentina Section

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This dramatic trail has huge views of Aconcagua.


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Map Key

7.4

Miles

11.9

KM

80%

Runnable

13,766' 4,196 m

High

10,638' 3,242 m

Low

3,261' 994 m

Up

261' 80 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

36%

Max Grade (20°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Commonly Backpacked · River/Creek · Views

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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Russell Hobart

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#3

in Mendoza

#3000

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#3

in Mendoza

#13

in Argentina

#3,000

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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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