Cajón del Maipo
This article does not cite any sources. (August 2007) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Cajón del Maipo is a canyon located in the Andean southeastern portion of the Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile. It encompasses the upper Maipo River basin, where the river has entrenched itself in a narrow valley. The zone features a series of confluent rivers such as El Volcán River, Yeso River and Colorado River, as well as other minor streams, including San Gabriel, Manzanito, Coyanco, El Sauce, El Manzano and San José. The main locality is San José de Maipo, capital of the commune that includes all of the Andean sector of the Metropolitan Region. The valley ends almost at the border with Argentina, where it is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the region, including San José, Maipo, and Marmolejo, the most southerly mountain taller than 6,000 metres (20,000 ft) in the world. Several of the mountains are active volcanoes; San Jose was the most recent to erupt, in 1960.
- Cascada de las Animas (Nature Sanctuary/Resort/Lodge/Adventure Center)
- Santuario del Río (Lodge/Spa)
|This Santiago Metropolitan Region location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|