The Aconcagua Provincial Park is located 165 km from the city of Mendoza and 75 km from Uspallata. You reach there via Route No. 7. The park is home to the Cerro Aconcagua, one of the highest in the world, with a total height of 6960.8 meters above sea level and is a tourist attraction which meets annually climbers from all over the world.
The park was declared a Natural Protected Area in 1983, and is part of one of the ten stocks that form part of the system of protected natural areas of the Province of Mendoza. There are many glaciers that we can visit, and among the most important is the Güssfeldt Glacier, Glacier Horcones and the Lower Horcones.
The place Los Horcones is located near the Paso de Cristo Redentor, another interesting place to visit. It is the international passage connecting with the neighboring country of Chile. Nearby you can also visit the Laguna de los Horcones, from which you have a stunning view of Cerro Aconcagua.
Among other attractions, the park has a reserve of fresh water, and the area is part of the High Cuencua Mendoza River, supplying an extensive network of irrigation and consumption. The first climber to tour the area and promote the Aconcagua ascents was Paul Güssfeldt, who made a survey in 1883, but it was not until 1893 that someone did top, and tried to Matias Sürbriggen.