Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia Waterfront — A Run at the End of the World

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Take yourself for a run at the ‘end of the world’! For those visiting Ushuaia to do some hiking in Tierra del Fuego National Park or before hopping cruise to Antarctica, the best place to run is along the waterfront. There are great views of the bay, Beagle Channel, and the Martial mountains.

A good place to start is at the Ushuaia sign. Take an 0.5 km dip into the Paseo de los Antiguos Pobladores park, and then do the 2 km loop around the Bahía Encerrada lake. Then, head east along the the main waterfront road, which features a dedicated promenade for a small part, and then a decent sidewalk. There are great views! We go for 2.3 km, where the road turns inland and the area gets a bit more industrial.

Add-Ons: Run on some of the main streets of downtown Ushuaia, just above the waterfront. There’s the Paseo del Centenario park, and a short trail called Leopoldo Lugones just off Av. San Martin.

NOTE: According to someone who tried to do this run in January 2024:  The loop around the bay is partially closed on the side closest to the cruise ports. I was able to make it partially around and had to turn back due to fences and sign closures. Looks like they are restoring the paths so hopefully it will be open again soon. I ended up taking the long, red side walk from town all the way to the end at the Ushuaia airport. It made for a significantly longer run (my plan for today was 10 miles anyway) but, as an out and back, you can run that way and turn around as your mileage calls for.

Essentials
  • 7.4 km (4.4 miles) out and back
  • 30m (100 feet)
  • Ushuaia sign, next to the Mirador De La Bahia Observation Deck

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Stes
2 months ago

As of 24 Jan 2024 the loop around the bay is partially closed on the side closest to the cruise ports. I was able to make it partially around and had to turn back due to fences and sign closures. Looks like they are restoring the paths so hopefully it will be open again soon. I ended up taking the long, red side walk from town all the way to the end at the Ushuaia airport. It made for a significantly longer run (my plan for today was 10 miles anyway) but, as an out and back, you can run that way and turn around as your mileage calls for.

Essentials
  • 7.4 km (4.4 miles) out and back
  • 30m (100 feet)
  • Ushuaia sign, next to the Mirador De La Bahia Observation Deck