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Glacier Martial

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Address: Ushuaia 9410, Argentina
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

A marked trail in the center of town leads intrepid souls on a grueling...

A marked trail in the center of town leads intrepid souls on a grueling hike up this glacier, for which they are rewarded with spectacular sweeping views of the southernmost tip of the earth.

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Lovely hike to the glacier, once you get past the road

After a boring, steep slog up an old road (possibly part of an old ski run) the trail becomes a real trail and traverses beautiful meadows, rocks and scree. You can get pretty... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a boring, steep slog up an old road (possibly part of an old ski run) the trail becomes a real trail and traverses beautiful meadows, rocks and scree. You can get pretty close to the glacier. It is convenient to town and easy to find a taxi back into town - just wave one down on the road. There... More 

Thank Rorinho
Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a taxi out of town, on the advice of Tourist Information. There is then a choice of paths up to the glacier. On the walk, there are lovely views of Ushuia and the Beable Channell, in addition to the glacier itself. Well woth the effort.

Thank Smokie24
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, well marked trail. The first part is easy on a wide gravel road but it then narrows to a trail that goes over a stream and becomes continuously steeper as it traverses up the mountain. Gorgeous scenery all the way with great scenery of the glacier ahead and the Beagle Channel behind and mountains with trees all around.

Thank SunnieOoltewah
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from town to the glacier. Took 3 hours from town to the glacier. Pleasant walk with good views over the city through the valley. Glacier is small but it is what it is.

Thank Haig B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

High recommended, my best day at Ushuaia I rented bicycle at Ushuaia Extremeo (San Martin 830) and rode to the Te House were the taxi usually would drive you to. It a nice 6-7 km of up the hill, easy to find way. The hike was just beautiful, creak with water, tread turning red and the outlook over Ushuaia. At... More 

Thank Amir-Shahar
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The hike was very vertical, and can be very challenging if you don't normally hike. Very steep towards the top, but amazing views. We took a cab to the start of the trail and it's free to hike. We just grabbed a cab that dropped someone else off after and we were back into town in no time. Total hike... More 

Thank kelseyraerae
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Its a short standard trekking with the pro that is pretty close to ushuaia and you can reach it by foot. The hikking experience is poor conpared to other locations in the neighborhood, such as glacier vinciguerra, cerro guanaco, etc. The sight is nice tough, if you are lucky enough to climb it on a good weather day. Once you... More 

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Roseville, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Took a taxi to the "Tea House" from my hotel and back with no problem. Beautiful hike! Beautiful views! You can actually just walk from town, if you want. Cheap and totally worth it!

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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We wanted to do some trekking and asked around. We were pointed to this attraction. The hike up to the glacier point was good. At the glacier point, although we did not see ice but the sight was marvelous. From there, there are two treks, medium and difficult. Due to time constraints we took the medium trek and the view... More 

1 Thank A K
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

While the glacier itself is not overly impressive, this is a really beautiful hike with stunning views. Just make sure you take the trail to the right along the river. It's prettier than going up the main road. Head out early and you'll have the whole mountain to yourself.

Thank Sarah S

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