"Reserva Nacional El Morado" San José de Maipo by Glospi

San José de Maipo Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 64 photos

At the heart of Chilean mountaineering

El Morado National Monument lies 107 kilometres east from Santiago, past the town of San Jose de Maipo at the end of Cajon del Maipo, next to San Jose volcano and several peaks ranging from 3900-metre (12,792 ft.) to other above 6000 metres (19,700 ft.). The whole area is called ‘the Chilean mountaineer’s Mecca’, and El Morado park is its main meeting point, as it grants access to peaks, glaciers and rock climbing routes, as well as excellent trekking trails and even simple picnic spots next to the lagoon, in which some people dips in, despite the icebergs that can be found in it even in high summer.

  • Last visit to San José de Maipo: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 21, 2003
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2004 at 3:41 AM

    Awesome, keep up the good work.

  • perfectly_zen's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2004 at 1:32 PM

    wow!!!! cool!

  • joernme's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2004 at 8:12 AM

    Hey Daniel, hueon. Thx for your comments on my San Pedro site. Just found new inspiration here for my next Chile trip... How was San Pedro? Isn't it a place to go back over and over again? Saludos, Joern

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2004 at 3:44 PM

    same can be said for NZ, some lonesome climbers never find the way home again stunning presentation Daniel. thanx for sharing

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Feb 23, 2004 at 2:49 PM

    El Morado is quite spectacular. Freinds of mine have said many good things about the mountains of Chile and Argentina - one friend left behind a few toes on Aconcagua. Your pictures and good tips verify what they have said.

  • Sinjoor's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2003 at 10:16 AM

    Magnificent page with stunning photographs. A real treat for a climber's heart

  • marcoelectric's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2003 at 1:58 AM

    Great mountain pics, and what a beautiful place... I hope I'll came one day.

  • beluga's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2003 at 1:54 AM

    great pics and usefull tips ... would love to climb there

  • Sharrie's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 9:10 PM

    Wow! El Morado lagoon and peak ... spectacular! I'm definitely coming back one day!!!

  • camilo74's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2003 at 3:43 PM

    I love this place, i haven't been in a long time

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