Corcovado Volcano

Corcovado Flag of Chile.svg

The volcano seen from the west on a commercial flight.
Elevation 2,300 m (7,546 ft)
Location
Location Chile
Range Andes
Coordinates 43°11′S 72°48′W / 43.183°S 72.8°W / -43.183; -72.8Coordinates: 43°11′S 72°48′W / 43.183°S 72.8°W / -43.183; -72.8
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 4920 BC ± 100

Corcovado Volcano is a stratovolcano located about 25 km south of the mouth of Yelcho River, in the Palena Province, Los Lagos Region, Chile. The glacially eroded volcano is flanked by Holocene cinder cones. The most distinctive feature of this volcano is its stepped top, similar to that of Puntiagudo Volcano. At its foot lies a series of beautiful lakes. Corcovado dominates the landscape of Gulf of Corcovado area and is visible from the Chiloé Island, weather allowing.

The volcano and the adjacent area form part of Corcovado National Park. The town of Chaitén was formerly the main gateway to this protected area.

The volcano as seen from Quellón

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