National Park Aconcagua

National Park Aconcagua
The National Park Aconcagua is located in the northwest area of the province of Mendoza, 165 km far from the city of Mendoza and 75 km far from Uspallata, along the National Road 7 that houses the Mount Aconcagua, which reaches 6960.8 meters above sea level. The top of the mount is located 12 km far from the border with Chile and 18 km far from the international route. The mountain is surrounded in the north and south-west by the river and the valley of Horcones, which make up the bed of the river that takes the same name. On the south of Mount Aconcagua we can find the Horcones gorge, while in the north and east we can see the Valle de las Vacas.
In 1983 the mountain was declared "protected area": it is therefore one of the 10 natural reserves that form the system of protected natural areas of the province of Mendoza. The Aconcagua National Park is home to the great glaciers, which are important water supplies. In the Park we can find many archaeological sites. It is the preferred scenario for mountaineers.
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