Bosque Petrificado La Leona
It’s a full day excursion in the steppe zone, departure at 08:30 am, return 17:00 pm estimated It is aimed at all people who enjoy outdoor activities and adventure, ready to discover new places.
The tour includes approximately 3 hours of walking discontinuous ground where wind and water were ordered to leave open what remained hidden for millions of years.
It starts from El Calafate to the east and a few miles north becomes Route 40.During this trip can see the Lago Argentino, Santa Cruz River, the Rio La Leona and a panoramic view of the majestic Andes Mountains including Mount Fitz Roy.
It is approximately 15 minutes at the Hotel La Leona (historic site) and continuous journey along the southern shore of Lago Viedma to reach the slopes of Cerro LosHornos (Santa Teresita stay), Along the walk will be large amounts of petrified logs lying on the surface, some with a diameter of 1.20 m, testimony of ancient times where the climate was very different from today and allowed the existence of a forest full .
They have also been uncovered fossils of different types of dinosaurs
After the hike begins to return to El Calafate on the same path with a new stop at the Hotel La Leona; We arrived around 17:00 hours.