Camping

Refugio (Kris & Doug Tompkins) San Lorenzo | Established Campground

Argentina
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Last Visited: 11 months ago
GPS: -47.627270, -72.159270
Altitude: 1007.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: No

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A great easy hike to a brand new super cute wooden refugio. The old puesto have got everything you need for cooking on fire. The new little refugio have got a high tech estufa which heats up the room in no time.
Theath is very easy to find.
it's about a 4 hour hike if you don't take too many breaks most a gentle inclined up. no river issues after the one by the parking lot which we found super high but that seems unusual.

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awesome spot with little stove. you can kinda cook on it if you make the fire blaze and open the door a bit

the cabin is super sweet. lots if supplies stocked in the old shack next door. we found olive oil, balsamic, canned corn, and a ranger if other dried goods and spices. there's tons if pots and utensils as well as various hand tools. it's a cool little stop.

New refugio pretty much identical to the Gilberto refugio. Only difference is the stove which looks a little better for cooking.(havent tried it)

So clean youll want to remove your shoes before you get in.

Left Gilberto refugio with just a lunch and briskly made it here in 2h45min. Now its raining and I am eating here in the dry.

Nice glaciers in background.

Very worth it to hike here and spend a lot of time.

Next time(if there ever is one) I am bringing min 3 days of food and using this as a base to go see the nearby glaciers and lakes as there seems to be trails leading to them.

Btw: There is no guestbook in this cabin so it would be really nice if someone brought one with a pen.

Make sure you check out the old Refugio Lorenzo too, very cool spot and has some cooking oils, spices, axe, tools, cook ware and shovels, stuff to wash dishes and more!

Jfman

***Corrected Coordinates*** This is the nicest little refugio we’ve stayed at anywhere! It’s practically a private little cabin as there was absolutely no one else on the trail and it seems to be the case most of the year. The refugio has a wooden heater, chairs, table, a wide bunk bed that can fit up to 6 people. You’ll need to bring sleeping pads, sleeping bags and headlamps. Make sure to check with the ranger at El Rincon to make sure there’s space in the refugio cabin. Firewood is stacked just outside the cabin. A nice restrooms is just a few meters behind de cabin and a larger cooking area with utensils, spices and even some food is in the old shack next door. The 11km trail along the valley is somewhat a little monotonous with very little change in elevation but with expansive views of glaciated mountains. It took is 3 hours.

Incredible place, just as described before. And there are even pots, pans, some rice, a bunch of condiments and mate tea when we were here. So you can pack lighter, even cook over the fire and leave your gas burner at home.

Cozy refugio and beautiful hike (~11km one way). Pretty much flat the whole way there. Definitely don’t skip the journey out to the glacier (another ~5km one way w a river crossing) - there are icebergs of all different shapes and sizes in the lake! Really stunning. You could also do this as a day hike if you get an early start.

The 3-4 hour hike to get here is very easy (look for the stone markers and be prepared for river crossings), and the wood burner in the new Refugio will keep you toasty warm all night! We spent one night here and had we brought more food with us we would have stayed another night. Although it is very basic, it is well built, warm, and there is enough bunk space for 4-6 people. The old puesto also has a wood stove, table, and cooking equipment. From here the walk to Glaciar San Lorenzo is approx. 1 hour each way.

A great easy hike to a brand new super cute wooden refugio. The old puesto have got everything you need for cooking on fire. The new little refugio have got a high tech estufa which heats up the room in no time.
Theath is very easy to find.
For big rigs the access road is tricky, we had to ride our bikes as our rv could not go through.