The National Park Los Glaciers is 50 miles from Hotel Posada Los Alamos and covers an area of 1.800.000 ac. It was created in 1937 to protect the Continental Ice field and the thirteen glaciers that take approximately 30% of its surface. These masses descend towards the Atlantic Ocean over the Lakes Viedma & Argentino, giving goose bumps to anyone, and not precisely because of the low temperature. The Andean forests, which still have sectors with pristine native flora, finish composing the scene, offering one off the most impressive spectacle given by nature.
In the south part of the park we find the Perito Moreno Glacier, located across the Peninsula of Magellan’s between the Brazo Rico and the Canal de los Tempanos, its front is 3 1/2 miles long and stands 66 yards above the water level of Lake Argentino. Since 1940 till 1988, approximately every 4 years, there was what is called “Perito Moreno Glacier’s rupture”. Although actually no one can predict with much accuracy, when this phenomenon can happen again.
During summer time, local and foreigner mountain climbers take their time to conquer the peaks of the massif Fitz Roy, named by the Perito Francisco Pascasio Moreno, who with its 11.200 feet it’s an imposing figure at the North extreme of the park. These natural beauties are not the only attractions of the area.