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Colorado Hill (Cerro Colorado)
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 Colorado Hill (Cerro Colorado), depict animals and human forms, including what appear to be native hunters and Spaniards on horseback. 

The ancient artists of Colorado Hill (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.

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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.
Address: Cerro Colorado, San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
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Trekking to Colorado PeakHiking & Camping

Trekking to Colorado Peak

A short but challenging trek just a few minutes away from San Martin de los Andes. We will go with the vehicle to the start of the trail, in an area called by the Mapuche native community Pampa del Trompul. Soon we will start going up by the steep slopes covered by dense Patagonian forest. As we gain altitude the vegetation turns shorter which will us to get great views of the Lacár Lake valley. Soon we will pass the timberline and reach a rocky area that will lead us the summit, made of red rocks that are the remains of an old lava flow. From the top, at 1,778 m, we will have a great view of the south face of Lanín volcano, with the Lolog Lake valley on one side and the Lácar Lake valley on the other.
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Colorado Hill Trekking Tour from San Martin de los AndesHiking & Camping

Colorado Hill Trekking Tour from San Martin de los Andes

Scale the mighty 5,833-foot (1,778-meter) peak of Cerro Colorado on a thrilling full-day hike from San Martin de Los Andes. With a maximum of 12 people, enjoy personal attention from your expert guide, who points out the unique plants and rock formations of the now-extinct volcano as you wind your way to the top. After a moderate hike, arrive at the summit and tuck into your packed lunch (not provided) with magnificent views of the surrounding Andes, Lácar and Lolog lakes, and the Chile-Argentina border.
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