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Introducing Chilecito

With a gorgeous situation among low rocky hills and sizable snowcapped peaks, Chilecito, a stop on spectacular Ruta 40, has several interesting things to see, including an amazing abandoned cableway leading to a mine high in the sierra. With the intense heat, mining heritage and slopes around town dotted with cardón cactus, Chilecito has a Wild West feel and is definitely the most appealing place to spend a few quiet days in this part of the country. It’s also a base for worthwhile excursions into the sierra.