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Lago Pueyrredón and the Río Oro

Ambitious engineers have somehow managed to squeeze a dirt road between the southern shore of pristinely beautiful Lago Pueyrredón and the hills that press up against it, without having to resort to tiresome infill projects. This precarious arrangement is compromised only by the occasional spring flood (September is the worst month).

Just past the neat bridge over the Río Oro, a track wends its way up the mountainside and past the magnificent purple chasm of the Garganta del Río Oro.