FD Tierra del Fuego Parque Nacional visit
At 12 km westwards from Ushuaia it is located the entrance to Tierra del Fuego National Park, the only one with a seacoast in our country. It has a surface of 63000 hectares where lengas (Nothofagus pumilio), sour cherry trees, ñires (Nothofagus Antarctica), calafates, notros (Embothrium coccineum) (Embothrium coccineum), flowers such as orchids, violets and senecios (Asteraceae). A trip around this national park, in addition to the several panoramic views of Beagle Channel framed by the mountains and forest, approaches us to naure. The chance of breathing sea air as well as the forest smell is a privilege for only a few people. We follow the road that traces a very thin strip in the mountain foothills; we go past peat bogs, beavers' dams and finally we arrive in Lapataia River. After crossing the river, the road becomes winding and full of bushes with some panoramic views like Verde Lagoon. Kaikenes and storks come here every summer. If the passenger wants to feel like the main character in a short story, we suggest taking the hike along the path that leads to Negra Lagoon or Beavers' Path to interpret these curious animals' work. So it starts the last section to Lapataia (National Route 3 end) where the old inhabitants of this area left their legacy: the shelly deposits, some incredible archaeological sites. Before returning to Ushuaia we stop at Roca Lake whose colour changes according to the weather. There we can savour a chocolate in the café.