PALI - AIKE NATIONAL PARK
Pali - Aike National Park (37 kilometers northwest of the Punta Delgada municipality and 196 kilometers northwest of Punta Arenas)
Also named "El Escorial del Diablo" ("The Devil's Slag Heap"), it covers a surface of 5,030 hectares. It is located in the most arid section of the Magellan steppes, in the Municipality of San Gregorio, Province of Magallanes, at an approximate distance of 196 kilometers northeast of Punta Arenas city.
The territory covered by this Park forms part of a huge volcanic field that has been active since the Pliocene age. Most of its surface is covered by major basaltic lava flows, producing vegetation of a semi-desert type.
The site is famous for its natural value and scenic beauty, and features a series of low conical lava formations that give it a lunar-type landscape. This are also contains mammalian species that are fairly rare in the other sectors of this region, such as: chingues, gray foxes, guanacos and bats, among others.
Activities that are possible are:
- Flora and fauna observation