Parque Nacional Los Alerces

Inland Patagonia

This collection of spry creeks, verdant mountains and mirror lakes resonates as unadulterated Andes. West of Esquel, this 2630-sq-km park protects some of the largest forests of ancient alerce (Fitzroya cupressoides) that still remain. In 2017 it was declared a Unesco World Heritage site thanks to these specimens, which have survived up to 4000 years. The wild backcountry supports the seldom-seen huemul (Andean deer) and other wildlife, as well as the botanical riches of the dense Valdivian forest.

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Nearby Inland Patagonia attractions

1. Museo Regional Andes

14.97 MILES

Displaying pioneer artifacts, this museum occupies the restored remains of a 1922 grain mill. It’s a couple of blocks east of Trevelin's plaza, at the end…

2. Museo del Tren

15.62 MILES

Just outside town, this train museum is in the Roca train station where La Trochita, Argentina’s famous narrow-gauge steam train, stops. In summer several…