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Easy/medium difficulty hikes in El Bolson/Esquel

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Easy/medium difficulty hikes in El Bolson/Esquel

I am trying to distribute the time correctly between El Bolson or Esquel and would appreciate to know which of the two has more not so hard trails (up to 15-20 km return and elevation gain up to 500 m)?

Could you please name some with these characteristics both in El Bolson and Esquel. We shall have a car so driving to get to the trail will not be a problem.

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1. Re: Easy/medium difficulty hikes in El Bolson/Esquel

Hikes to some mountain huts West of El Bolson are not very hard, but it is worth it to stay overnight in a hut. Mountain huts in Bariloche and El Bolson are not at all the ripoff of those in Torres del Paine.

Esquel is not a base for hikes.

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2. Re: Easy/medium difficulty hikes in El Bolson/Esquel

Hi Pierre. Thank you for the information. After visiting Bariloche we are planning to dedicate a couple of weeks to El Bolson and Esquel staying in a self catering place in each town thus it will not be possible to overnight in mountain huts. What we need are just not too strenuous day hikes in El Bolson and Esquel area. Are there any?

Edited: 07 October 2023, 10:00
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3. Re: Easy/medium difficulty hikes in El Bolson/Esquel

Do you suggest eliminating Esquel all together? I see there is Parque Los Alerces nearby... What hikes from El Bolson are doable as day hikes?

Edited: 07 October 2023, 10:10
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4. Re: Easy/medium difficulty hikes in El Bolson/Esquel

In bolson you can easy make a "cajon del azul" day hike . 3/4hs each way without elevations.

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