Stop at Arbol de Piedra

Stop at Arbol de Piedra

Rock formations in the Siloli desert

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Just 17km from huge lagoon Colorado there is another attraction of Southwest Altiplano – the desert Siloli (4600 m asl) with a group of windswept rock formations. The most beautiful of these is Arbol de Piedra – Stone Tree. The western horizon is dominated by beautiful colored volcano completing another of the local surrealistic sceneries. You can take a short walk along the rocks and try on some climb
 

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Arbol de Piedra

Classic view of stone tree shows that part of his glorious crown already fell down. Therefore, it is forbidden to climb on him – as on the only one of the rock formations in the area.

Arbol de Piedra

Lone rocks

You may wonder where did all these rocks come from as there is nothing except for the desert far and wide. Unfortunately, for the same reason they serve as toilets for tourists – the only place where they can hide at least a little bit.

Lone rocks

Stone 'forest' in the desert

Most jeeps stop here just for 10–15 minutes, but that is quite enough. However, if you do not climb the rocks and have a view of the whole area.

Stone 'forest' in the desert

Desierto de Siloli

From the rocks there is a nice view around the desert of Siloli lined by volcanic cones.

Desierto de Siloli


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