San Marcos de the Sierras is a true hippie harbour and a great place to relax and enjoy the idyllic landscape of Cordoba. A short path leads to Cerro Virgen and from Villa Alpina this path approaches the 2790m high peak for an ascent to La Cumbrecita. From the hill of Uritorco, which meets the Siersras de Chicas, Capilla del Monte is the perfect place to spend a few days and really get to know the Sierra that surrounds it.
Staying there you will see a light in the sky that scientists cannot explain, and as you pass the imposing red earth columns of La Cumbrecita you can explore the many canyons and undulating crevices that abound in this region. Try to climb through the grass labyrinths of Los Cocos, take the chairlift up the mountain or slide into the Alps. It is a relatively easy climb and after a few hours you will climb a steep hill from which you have a view of the Sierra de Cordoba.
I have noticed that some social and cultural issues in Argentina can be a little sensitive, so update yourself on local laws and etiquette before you go.
In places like Cordoba, forecasts often fall into the hands of Lenardon, who, charged with ensuring the safety of the community, has to be confused and fails to do so from the air by the sparse and unreliable infrastructure. La Constancia is located high up in the Sierra and offers views as far as the eye can see and is the perfect starting point for horseback riding in Cordoba. I prefer to walk, although the view is absolutely breathtaking, but I have met a number of riders, young and old, from all walks of life. The hairiest horses I have ridden are the horses I rode in and around Cordoba, as they reach the mountainous region with ease, given the time and sometimes dangerously narrow paths.
As for the forecasts, Lenardon’s main concern is to identify weather patterns that can produce thunderstorms, which are notoriously fast and violent in the Pampa. In Cordoba, I think we have discovered a poorly mapped swath of the Sierra de Cordoba, which could offer a glimpse of upcoming storms. I remember the fog that carries a high peak that rises abruptly from the mountains above the plain just outside the city in a northwesterly direction. The Sierrade Cordova, which was formed during the Paleozoic era and has been heavily eroded, reaches a height of 2880 meters, with Mount Champaqui to the east of Villa Dolores.
The mountain, popular with backpackers and campers, is the subject of legends and mysticism, including alien theories. On the top of the mountain, there is a lookout tower, inside which is a café that could be called the Roswell of Argentina.