Valle del Crestón Refuge

Sleeping Among the Mountains

Discover this cozy refuge located in the Crestón Mountain valley, south of Lago del Desierto. To access it, you must follow a hiking trail of approximately 2 km in length with an elevation gain of 200 meters from the parking area on RP 41. The refuge consists of two main domes. The first one houses the living room and kitchen, where breakfast and dinner are served. The second dome features a dormitory with a capacity for 10 beds. A third structure houses bathrooms and showers, equipped with hot and cold water. With the aim of minimizing environmental impact and promoting sustainability, every aspect related to the environment was evaluated during both the construction and operation of the refuge. All materials used were manually transported to avoid creating new trails. Additionally, a system was implemented to treat wastewater on-site, and solar power is available 24 hours a day. During the summer season, visitors can enjoy forest hikes that lead to exclusive viewpoints of Fitz Roy Mountain, Lago del Desierto, and the surrounding glaciers. For those with previous experience and who hire a mountain guide, there is the possibility of trekking on the Crestón Glacier and ascending to its picturesque summit. In winter, this valley becomes an exceptional place for backcountry skiing, suitable for both beginners and experts, as well as for snowshoeing through the valley.


- Dome Kitchen-dining room with firewood heating.

- Dome Bedroom with 10 beds, in bunk beds and two extras. It has wood heating and sleeping bag with liner is provided.

- A classic construction are the bathrooms, shower with hot water.

- Solar energy at 220 watts.