Where it is imposed to revise the vehicles. In this place (according to some the coldest place in the Patagonia ) it worked behind until their fire years a field" "bowling, where the villagers met to drink, to pass the time or 'to spend the night, like scale in a trip to horse.
It was reconstructed as bar and modern restaurant. Since it is almost half of road, suits to eat or to drink something.
Next to the restaurant there are Civil Registration, Police, Center of Health and station of service. In Esperanza the RP7 is born, advisable to arrive at Cloudy River for the north.
The RP5 continues toward the northwest. In Km. 227, the Hill, where the RN40, ripiada comes from the left. To advance for the pavement that now calls you RN40.
In km 276 go by Lagoon The Frosted ones, reserves faunística that studies the Foundation Life Silvestre to be habitat of flamingos, swans, chorlos and the very protected macá tobiano, exclusive of the region. Also in this area, in November the "bush gump" flourishes of red purple..
Six km later on, in the well-known place as Slope of Miguens, one has a beautiful panoramic vision and first view of the Argentinean lake. Until here the route came in ascent, arriving to almost 1.000 m .s.n.m. and it progresses now on lomadas. In km 228, it leaves to the right the RP9 that - skirting the river Santa Cruz - it takes to the coast of the Atlantic uniting to the RN3 near Major Luis Good Stone. Good alternative to return of El Calafate toward the north without going back until RioGallegos.
Then appear the farms María Elisa-Franka (to see in El Calafate) that offers tourist services in the area. In km 294 the old Hotel Laughs it Bounces, with gomería and bar and the stay River Bounces (to see in El Calafate) that offers camping site services, natural pool in the river and visits to archaeological locations.
In km 303, cross: to right the RN40 continues to the north, ripiada that leads to the lake Viedma . Continuing right for the pavement (now RP11), you arrives in km 315 to El Calafate.