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  • Address: Cerro Colorado, San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Between 1000 and 1600 AD, native Ayampotín, Sanavirones and Comechingones peoples inhabited a series of caves outside of Córdoba, leaving behind one of the most important collections of petroglyphs in Argentina. These cave paintings, carved and painted into the pink rock faces of the caves and mountains near the village of Cerro Colorado, depict animals and human forms, including what appear to be native hunters and Spaniards on horseback. 

The ancient artists of Cerro Colorado used a mixture of pigments — ochre, charcoal, chalk, oils and vegetable extracts — to add color to their scenes. Many of the petroglyphs have faded from centuries of erosion, but other, especially the black and white ones, remain visible. A small archaeological museum displays photos and information about the petroglyphs and the native animals they depict.

Practical Info

For the best views of the Cerro Colorado petroglyphs, plan your visit for the early morning when the sun shines on the drawings, lending greater contrast to their pigments.

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Cerro Colorado Trekking Tour from San Martin de los Andes, San Martin de los Andes, null
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Cerro Colorado Trekking Tour from San Martin de los Andes

See stunning views from the top of Cerro Colorado, an extinct volcano in the Neuquen province of Argentina, on this full-day guided trekking tour. After hotel ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $228.00
Chapelco Hill Tour Including Pil Pil and Arrayanes Circuit, San Martin de los Andes, Hiking & ... 
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Chapelco Hill Tour Including Pil Pil and Arrayanes Circuit

Take in the dramatic natural beauty of the Argentine Patagonia on this 4-hour tour by minivan. Starting from San Martin de los Andes, travel along the ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.00
Hua Hum Day Trip from San Martin de los Andes including Lanin National Park and Cachin Waterfall ... 
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Hua Hum Day Trip from San Martin de los Andes including Lanin National Park and Cachin Waterfall Hike

From San Martin de los Andes, discover the wonders of the Argentine Patagonia as you make your way west to the border with Chile. On this 5-hour tour by ...  Read more

Location: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $159.00

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