Rio Negro's highest peak, Cerro Tronador, is an extinct volcano near San Carlos de Bariloche that rises to a height of 3,491 meters (11,453 ft) above the Argentinean/Chilean border. Now when we say "near", take that with a grain of salt, as the dirt road that leads to Tronador is rough and slow going. You'll find that the Andean views, however, more than compensate for the ride out.
Composed of three main massifs (International, Chileno, and Argentino) and surrounded by the uniquely beautiful Ventisquero Negro glacier, hiking/climbing experiences will range in duration from hours to days depending on where you hike, or which summit you ascend. Popular options include day treks to Refugio Otto Meiling (rugged hut and base camp for many who ascend the mountain), as well as the 2-day Paseo de las Nubes hike. Experience and fitness are highly recommended for the more challenging and technical climbs, but for those simply drawn by the prospect of casually exploring this incredible glacial volcano, all that's required is a camera. Check our links for more details.