The Portal Cañadón Pinturas connects you with the wilds of the Patagonian steppe. The adventure begins with the search for the spectacular primeval wildlife through a network of 16 km of trails that traverse deep canyons, breathtaking cliffs, and striking colors.
In the Information Center of Portal Cañadón Pinturas, at the access point on the side of National Route 40, you will find information about the Patagonia Park and its gateways, scheduled activities and how to hire service providers. The Portal has free and open access.
In Portal Cañadón Pinturas, the chance to spot native wildlife is an additional natural attraction to hiking.
The portal has five first-level trails of varying difficulty that run through basaltic plateaus, hills, canyons and colorful scenery; all these areas are inhabited by iconic species such as guanacos, pumas, rheas, Andean condors, red foxes, mountain viscachas and a wide range of bird species and native flora.
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Portal Cañadón Pinturas is an invitation to discover the wild Patagonian steppe.
It is possible to engage in activities such as wildlife spotting, hiking, nature photography, cycling, stargazing, camping and the use of fireplaces.
In the Information Center at the entrance of the portal and in the “La Posta de Los Toldos” lodge you can find out about scheduled nature tourism activities. It is also possible to hire wildlife spotting guide services.
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REWILDINGREWILDING PATAGONIA PARK
Whole ecosystems, thriving communities.
The Patagonian steppe, currently under protection in the area of Patagonia Park, was not immune to the processes of extinction and population reduction observed in the rest of Argentina. The huemul deer and the southern river otter vanished at a regional level, while the mountain viscacha, the coypu and the austral rail became locally extinct due to dwindling numbers and loss of connectivity between populations. Other species such as puma, guanaco, rhea and Andean condor, the greatest icons of the terrestrial fauna of Patagonia, have also suffered drastic reductions in their numbers. As a result, key ecological processes, such as predation and migration, have been disrupted with profound negative impacts on the ecosystem. At Patagonia Park we work to restore the splendor and health of the steppe through an innovative rewilding project. Our team at the “El Unco” biological station uses state-of-the-art science and technology to learn about, study and restore the native wildlife of the Patagonian steppe.
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In Patagonia Park, you are at home
In Portal Cañadón Pinturas we work with the neighboring communities to help with the economic development of enterprises associated with wildlife observation tourism and public use of the park.
Throughout the year we organize free hiking and outdoor education activities, which helps strengthen the connection between the local communities and the natural environment that surrounds them.
LA POSTA DE LOS TOLDOS LODGE
La Posta de Los Toldos is a base for the many adventures awaiting visitors in the area of Portal Cañadón Pinturas.
It is managed by local service providers and offers a warm atmosphere in common areas, nine shared bedrooms, a restaurant, kitchen and outdoor fireplaces. La Posta is a place to team up with other visitors or guides for excursions to nearby trails and wildlife watching. It is also ideal for taking in the silence and solitude and learning about Patagonia´s night sky.Adventure is the challenge. The experience is everlasting.
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