5.5 km.(from Puerto Moreno, Av. Bustillo km 10.5 to the Tambo de Báez)
5 km. (from Colonia Suiza to the Tambo de Báez)
How to get there
HOW TO GET THERE
From downtown Bariloche:
Bus: Line 20. Get off at Puerto Moreno, at km 10.5 of Av. Bustillo. From here take the gravel road that forks off left (Old road to Catedral ski resort). After 1.5 km there is another fork, go right, after 3 km. you cross the Casa de Piedra river, continue another km to the entrance to the Tambo de Báez which is well marked.
Bus: Line 10. Get off in Colonia Suiza. From there walk along the gravel road towards the Casa de Piedra river (Southeast wards) for 5 km.
You need a SUBE card to pay the bus fare. Check timetables.
By car: Same itinerary as described to walk from Av. Bustillo km 10.5.
The entrance to Tambo de Báez is well marked on the gravel road (Provincial Route 79), between Colonia Suiza and the Casa de Piedra river.The parking place is 300 mts. in from the road with a gate on the way which you have to open and close behind you.
The first 400 mts. are shared with the trail going to Cerro Bella Vista. From here take the detour left and soon it descends and borders the Casa de Piedra creek for roughly 6 km. where there is a bridge and continue on the other side to the end of the valley. The trail becomes pretty steep with switchbacks for half an hour till you arrive at a bridge. The trail continues climbing up for almost another hour before getting to the San Martin Hut.
Take the same trail back down or continue on to Manfredo Segre Hut (Laguna Negra) this traverse is recommended to do with a Mountain Guide, or continue along South on the “Huella Andina” traverse to “Los Césares” on the Mascardi lake.