Patagonia, Puerto Natales

Mylodon Caves

5.0CavesUnique landscapesHistoricWalking trails

Mylodon Cave, is a fascinating natural and historical site located just outside of Torres del Paine National Park. This massive cave is known for its remarkable geological formations and the discovery of well-preserved remains of prehistoric animals, including the Mylodon, a giant ground sloth that lived in the area more than 10,000 years ago.

The main cave, approximately 656 feet deep and 98 feet high, is accessible via a short trail, taking you through the semi-arid Patagonian steppe. As you wander through the cave, you'll find informative displays about the region's natural history and the Mylodon's habitat. The site also features several smaller caves and a replica of the Mylodon, providing a glimpse into the area's prehistoric past.