Fitz Roy

Many people know Fitz Roy as the iconic logo from clothing brand Patagonia. In reality, this destination is a haven for experienced and adventurous trekkers and climbers, with challenging, technical ascents and epic backcountry travel. For the region, Mt. Fitz Roy is one of the most popular destinations. The peak is located in Parque Nacional Los Glaciers, and the trailheads can be accessed right in the town of El Chatan.

While the opportunities for advanced exploration are seemingly unlimited, trekking to Mt. Fitz Roy is an accessible objective for hikers without in-depth technical skills or experience. The region is proud to offer plenty of resources, guides, and outfitters, making planning as hands-off as you want.

Leaving from El Chatan allows for everything from day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips. Hiking under the shadow of the iconic granite peak is a bucket-list adventure for visitors to the area, but it is not simple to get to. The flights, the driving, and the hiking all make for an involved trip. Climbing Fitz Roy is for experts only, but non-technical trekkers will be happy with any outing in this national park and surrounding area. Be prepared for rain, wind, and other challenging conditions. Waiting out storms is to be expected, so backpackers should be prepared with gear and extra food.

About the author

Maggie Slepian

Maggie Slepian

Backpacker, trail runner, climber, and mountain biker

Maggie is an avid outdoor enthusiast based in Bozeman, Montana. When she's not in front of a computer writing and editing, she can be found backpacking, trail running, mountain biking, climbing, shooting archery, or trying to teach her cat how to walk on a leash.

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