Upper Granite Valleys

Please no camping in the upper valleys


Over the past few years, an increasing number of people camping in the Anfiteatro, Trinidad, Paloma and Arco Iris has had dramatic impacts on the fragile ecosystems found there. As a result, two nonprofits (Organización de Turismo, Propietarios y Amigos del Valle Cochamó & Friends of Cochamó), along with neighboring landowners, climbers and other tourist operators, are pushing a campaign to minimize these impacts. They have implemented some of the following guidelines to follow:

  • First, don’t set advanced camps in the alpine and sub alpine zones.
  • If you must sleep overnight, make only temporary bivouacs – no tent camps. Make sure your bivouac is tidy, and inconspicuous, so uninformed visitors will not assume it’s a camp site. In the past these “camps” have attracted more campers, especially non climbers who don’t necessarily depend on advanced camps for having success on their route.
  • Keep your bivouac at least 100 meters from the main trail and running water, and out of sight of day-hikers. Please use leave-no-trace ethics. As a climber, this is a major way you can help protect Cochamó.
  • Don’t bath or wash directly in the streams. Many people drink this water down river. Wash at least 100 meters from water sources.
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