Volcano Tupungato Provincial Park is located 130 km from the city of Mendoza. It is the only book shared by two departments, Luján and Tupungato. It is accessed through National Route No. 40 to reach Villa Tupungato. There are no lodges, gas station and restaurants. The park takes its name from the volcano of the same name, which is located in the Main and Front ranges.
It was created in 1985 by Law No. 6045, which is a protected natural area. The Tupungato reaches an overall height of 6800 meters, one of the highest peaks in Latin America. It dates back to the Triassic, and the region many marine sediments and a set of volcanic rocks belonging to the Paleozoic is.
The vegetation in the park is influenced by the cold and arid climate of the area, which only occurs in protected slopes moderately stunted and bushy shape. Tupungato addition, there are hills high as the Cathedral with 5,200 Juncal 6000 meters, the San Juan with 6,100 and Nevado Lead, with 6,120. Also the Maipo, which has 5323 meters and is visited by tourists.
In these lands, the condor prevails, one of the main attractions of the place. In addition, from the summit of Tupungato volcano they can be observed extensive glaciers that feed important rivers and dams. Despite the cold and inhospitable conditions, this park has many places to visit, they bring great beauty to the area.