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Copahue Provincial Park


Amid a landscape of mountains covered with ancient pehuen trees, this park to the west of Neuquén protects several of the attractions that are part of the Pehuén Route, a circuit around an amazing area, with the Copahue Volcano and its hot springs as its highlight.

You can visit all year round. From October through April, you can go trekking and visit the hot springs. From June through September, you can go skiing or do activities in the snow.

What to see

It is the best place to use as a base. Several short trails begin at this point, like the Seven Waterfalls circuit or the Escondida Waterfall circuit.


In winter, Caviahue turns into a ski resort and it is a great place to walk with snowshoes or ride snowmobiles surrounded by monkey puzzle tree forests.


The Caviahue Lake is the perfect spot for wildlife photography, in a setting decorated by countless volcanic rock formations of whimsical shapes and monkey puzzle trees up to 30 metres high.

Agrio Waterfall

A landscape hard to describe: you need to see it for yourself. Located around 10 km away from Caviahue, this waterfall is an amazing example of the erosive action of the water, where the river falls into a colourful 45-metre dip (tinted by the mineral-rich waters).

Copahue Hot Springs

17 km away from Caviahue, following a gravel road, you will discover Copahue hot springs, a resort popular for the variety and quality of its waters, mud and algae. Between June and September, you can reach the hot springs with a tour by snowmobile or tracked vehicle to dive in their open-air thermal pools in the middle of the snow.

Copahue Volcano

To climb the volcano from Copahue, you can ascend the first stretch by car and then you need to continue the last part on foot along a trail bordering the drainage basin of the Agrio River. The hike up to the crater takes 5 hours, round trip. Once there, you will discover a lake and amazing views of the mountain range. In winter, special vehicles are required for the most part of the trail. It is recommended to climb with certified guides.

How to get there and move around

Caviahue is located 365 km away from the city of Neuquén, along National Route 22, connecting with National Route 40, Provincial Route 21 and finally taking Provincial Route 26. All of them are paved roads. There are daily bus services departing from Neuquén.


17 km of gravel road separate Caviahue from Copahue. You can get there with a tour, or by car, fixed-fare taxi, or bus.

Where to stay

Caviahue offers a variety of accommodation options, including hotels, cottages, hostels and a camping site. Copahue has more limited accommodation options and it closes in winter.

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