Cerro Martial & Glaciar Martial
Cerro Martial & Glaciar Martial information
The fantastic panoramas of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel are more impressive than the actual smallish glacier. You can arrive directly or from the ski run 7km northwest of town, where an aerosilla (chairlift) can take you up. For the best views, hike an hour above the chairlift terminus. A cozy refuge offers coffee, desserts and beer at the aerosilla base. Weather is changeable so take warm, dry clothing and sturdy footwear.
Evening canopy tours are run from the base of the aerosilla and offer an hour’s worth of Tarzan time, zipping through the forest with 11 zip-line cables and two hanging bridges. The highest cable is 8m. It’s by reservation only.
Catch a taxi up the hill or jump aboard one of the minivans (AR$60) to Cerro Martial that leave from the corner of Av Maipú and Juana Fadul every half-hour from 8:30am to 6:30pm.