Sports and the outdoors in Tupungato

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Sports and the outdoors

Parque Provincial Volcán Tupungato. Tupungato Volcano rises 6,800 meters (22,310 feet) in snowbound splendor, looming above the high peaks that march along the border between Chile and Mendoza Province. The park that's named for it covers 110,000 hectares (272,000 acres) in the western portion of the departments of Luján de Cuyo, Tupungato, and Tunuyán. There are no roads into the park, but local tour companies lead horseback rides and hikes into the area. Some offer six-day horseback rides to the Chilean border. Mules can be hired to climb to South Glacier at 2,000 meters (6,562 feet). Tupungato, Mendoza, 5561.

Make arrangements for horseback riding, hiking, and fishing through area ranches and hotels.

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