The Andean Patagonian Forest spreads over steep elevations along a thin strip on both sides of the Andes Mountains in southern South America. These temperate forests in southern Chile and Argentina are the southernmost forests on earth.
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The Andino Norpatagónica Biosphere Reserve is located in Argentina's northwestern Patagonia. It comprises five National Parks and numerous other protected areas. The landscape is primarily mountainous, dominated by the Andes in the west, with sub-Andean plains and plateaus in the east.
The Chilean Andes and Argentine Andes form most of the border between Chile and Argentina, making up the highest section of the Andes range. The Dry Andes, Wet Andes, Patagonian Andes and Fuegian Andes are climatic and glaciological subdivisions.
Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas (a World Heritage site) contains an assemblage of cave art, executed between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. The people responsible for the paintings may have been the ancestors of the historic hunter-gatherer communities of Patagonia.
El Calafate is a city in Argentina on the southern border of Lake Argentino, in the southwest part of Santa Cruz Province, near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. It is an important tourist destination as the hub for visiting different parts of Los Glaciares National Park.
El Chaltén is a small mountain village in the Patagonian region of southern Argentina, near the border with Chile. It is a popular base for hiking numerous trails leading to the base of surrounding peaks and glacial lakes, including Mount Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, and Lago del Desierto.
Lago Puelo National Park is located in Chubut province, Argentina, within the Patagonia forest ecoregion. Due to its low elevation, geographical environment, and geologic formation, the park is home to many endemic flora species and exhibits beautiful scenery and exceptional weather.
Lanín National Park is located in the southern part of Neuquén Province, Argentina, within Argentine Patagonia. Created in 1937 to protect and preserve an area of Andean-Patagonian Forests, it takes its name from its highest peak, the Lanín volcano, on the border with Chile.
Los Alerces National Park is located in the Andes of northern Patagonia. It contains the largest alerce forest in Argentina. Successive glaciations have molded the landscape, creating spectacular features such as moraines, glacial cirques, and clearwater lakes.
Los Arrayanes National Park, located in the southern part of Neuquén Province, Argentina, occupies the entire Quetrihué Peninsula, which stretches south into Lake Nahuel Huapi. It was created to preserve a forest of beautiful Arrayan (myrtle) trees from which it takes its name.