In Patagonia, north of Bariloche, Argentina, lies a glacial lake called Lago Traful. It is a popular place for hiking as well as other typical water activities. Along the hiking trail is a lookout point called Mirador del Traful which offers spectacular views of the lake and the surrounding area. The view point is on a cliff that marks where glaciers pierced the basin thousands of years ago and strong winds continue to erode the rocks. The cliffs form a natural wall where the winds collide, resulting in a strange boomerang effect.
Mirador del Traful can be reached by a wooden walkway which has two balconies where you can stop, admire the view, and take photos. On the balconies there are signs pointing out different landmarks and providing information about the lake, the landscape, and the geographical characteristics of the area.
Mirador del Traful is located 3 miles from Villa Traful. The town is about 61 miles north of Bariloche.