Just northeast of El Chalten in Argentinean Patagonia, hikers will come across the beautiful Chorrillo del Salto waterfall. Though hardly acknowledged by most tourists in the shadow of Iguazu Falls, this 20 m (66 ft) cascade sits at the end of a rewarding, though relatively mild, 3 km hike along the Rio de las Vueltas.
Summer visitors are treated to a refreshing glacial deluge, with a steep footpath running up the cliff alongside Corrillo del Salto that provides a more rugged, firsthand experience. Visit in the winter, and the completely frozen water provides ice climbers with an optimal and easily accessible 20 meter challenge. It's a perfect escape year round.