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Atacama Day Hikes — Salt Range to Fox Overlook

On this 3-hour hike through the Salt Range to Fox Overlook, hike along small desert trails, encounter clay and salt mountains and fascinating rock formations, hear the sound of salt rocks and bubbling desert brooks, and more!

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Atacama Day Hikes: Experience the Sights and Sounds of the Desert

With endless big bus tours around San Pedro de Atacama, it can be hard to find Atacama day hikes that let you experience the diverse desert landscape on foot. On this 3-hour hike through the Cordillera de la Sal (Salt Range) to Mirador del Zorro (Fox Overlook), hike along small desert trails, encounter clay and salt mountains, waterfalls and bubbling brooks, fascinating rock formations, and more!

Highlights

  • Hear the sound of salt rocks heating up under the desert sun
  • Hike to Fox Overlook for a stunning look at the Salt Range
  • Enjoy a snack and more great views along a bubbling brook

Tour Information

Duration: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm  (approximately 3 hours)
Altitude: 8200 feet (2500 meters) above sea level
Difficulty Level: Easy

Itinerary

Begin your day at 9:00 am with hotel pick-up from San Pedro de Atacama to the trailhead in the Cordillera de la Sal. As you hike, marvel at the unique mountains of clay, gypsum, and salt all around you, and notice how wind and water have formed the mountains into unique and stunning shapes.

As the sun rises high over the desert and heats up the day, you’ll get a chance to hear the sound of salt rocks as they respond to the changing weather.

Continue your hike past dunes, cacti, and and the Salt Range in the distance. As you walk, you’ll begin to hear a new sound in the desert landscape — water!  Arrive at Kari Brook and enjoy cascading waterfalls and a complimentary snack as you look across the singular and ever-changing desert around you.

What’s Included

  • Hike with bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
  • Water and a snack

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Windbreaker
  • Hat
  • Athletic and/or comfortable shoes

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