Alerce Andino National Park is located in the Andes, in the Los Lagos Region of Chile. The centerpiece of this lush and mountainous protected area are the Alerce forests. The Alerce can surpass 164 ft in height and live over 4,000 years.
Route of Parks of Patagonia
Bernardo O'Higgins National Park is currently the largest protected area in Chile. Along with Torres del Paine National Park, it occupies over 90% of the Southern Patagonian Icefield; the remainder of it, in Argentina, is included within Los Glaciares National Park.
Cabo de Hornos National Park is the world's southernmost national park, located 12 hours by boat from Puerto Williams in the southern headland of Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile; the only place in the world where the waters of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet.
Corcovado National Park, in southern Chile, features vast expanses of untouched, unexplored land, including hidden corners of the Gulf of Corcovado. The Corcovado Volcano overlooks this difficult-to-access park that is a habitat for various endangered species.
The Cordillera del Paine, a spectacular mountain range that includes the Torres del Paine peaks, lies between the Andes Mountains and the Patagonian steppe in southern Chile. It is an area of great scenic beauty, with many glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes and lagoons.
Hornopirén National Park is located in the Palena Province of Chile's Los Lagos Region. As part of the Andes chain, the park contains rugged mountains and unspoiled Valdivian temperate rain forests. The park is dominated by glacier-carved mountains and active volcanoes.
Kawésqar National Park covers an immense swath of Chile's western Patagonian archipelago. Populated with low mountain-like islands and islets among a myriad of channels and fjords, its landscapes are a mosaic of forests, glaciers, lakes and wetlands.
Located in the Valdivian Forest biogeographical region, Laguna San Rafael is an area of highly varied topography and scenic beauty. The area includes the Continental Patagonian Range, the Insular Patagonian Range, the Central Plain and the Patagonian Glaciers.
Located in the transition zone between the arid steppe of Argentine Patagonia and the temperate southern beech forests of Chilean Patagonia, Patagonia National Park encompasses an array of ecosystems including grassland, riparian forest and wetland.
The Michinmahuida and Chaitén volcanoes tower over the landscape of Pumalín Douglas Tompkins National Park. The deep forests reach all the way to the fjords, creating spectacular coastlines. Many waterfalls cascade down from glaciers, falling over steep granite walls.