CASTILLO HILL NATIONAL RESERVE
Know Castillo Hill National Reserve
Cerro Castillo National Reserve was created to preserve natural conditions and to protect the soil and exotic flora and fauna in the region. This reserve, with more than 100 thousand hectares, was created by the end of 1970 in the south of Aysen. Crossed by the Austral Route, the reserve has an special topography with hills that pass 1500 meters above the sea (Castillo and Iglesia Hills). Its natural beauty and its ancestral archeological culture, turn it in one of the most beautiful wild areas in the country, and Rio Ibañez valley still shows signs of the Selknam patrimony.
Attractions: Acheological area (Selknam patrimony). Exotic flora and fauna, with lengas forrest and Chilean eagles, cachañas, condors, guanacos, huemules, pumas and foxes.
Activities: Hiking, high mountain tours, picnic, horseback riding, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
How to get there: Santiago-Coyhaique: Land route and airway
Coyhaique-Villa Cerro Castillo: Land route
When to go: All year long.
Weather: Cold steppe. There are low temperatures and rain falls as snow in winter.
Services: Housing, food, transportation, cafeteria, museums, information center, camping.
Surroundings: Coyhaique National Park, Elizade lake, La Paloma lake, Riesco lake, Patagonia Regional Museum, Puerto Aisen, Lo Castillo National Reserve, Simpson River National Reserve, Simpson river, Seis Lagunas area.