Confluence of the rivers Baker and Nef
A ground drop on the water course, of over 10 meters high, creates a huge waterfall and a sharp contrast between the turquoise waters of Baker River and the milky waters of Nef River.
A ground drop on the watercourse, of over 10 meters high, creates a huge waterfall and a sharp contrast between the turquoise waters of Baker River and the milky waters of Nef River. It is a picture-perfect sight for those who seek a more contemplative experience or for those who love photography.
Nef river has an extension of approximately 30 kilometers, from its birth at Campos de Hielo Norte (Northern Ice Fields) to its mouth at Baker River. Through its course, the river is fed by inflows from the glaciers and snowy mountains, which gives its waters a particularly milky color.
Baker River, in turn, stands out for its 200 kilometers of turquoise waters that are born at the drainage of Bertrand Lake, and flow into the sea, next to Caleta Tortel. It is the most abundant river in Chile, with an average flow of 870 cubic meters per second.
In this place, you may watch the confluence of Nef River rushing into the Baker, creating a gorgeous natural landscape that visitor may appreciate through a panoramic view of this incredibly beautiful spectacle of nature. At the confluence, lovers of photography will find hundreds of panoramic shots and details to discover and capture, right in the middle of the Patagonian steppe.
It should be noted that this is not an area suitable for navigation nor for the development of aquatic activities.
a- General Information
Location: Located 37 kilometers north of the town of Cochrane.
Nearby Towns: Cochrane.
Estimated Distance and Time from Coyhaique: 300 kilometers; 5 hours and 30 minutes.
b- Access Routes (by land/ by sea/ by air)
By land, through a trail that crosses a private premise. The trail begins at the edge of Carretera Austral.
c- What to do / Activities:
Rafting or river descent is probably one of the most intense ways to experience the strongest river in the country, a symbol of the purity and vital force of water in Patagonia. Note that this activity should always be done under expert supervision. Another activity to do is sports fishing, especially in the form of fly fishing, given that the Baker concentrates an important offer of lodges, guides, and ancillary services. Observation of flora and fauna, and photography.