Grey Glacier is a glacier in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, just west of the Cordillera del Paine. It flows southward into the lake of the same name. Before dividing in two at its front end, the glacier is 6 kilometers wide and over 30 meters high. In 1996, it occupied a total area of 270 km2 (100 sq mi) and a length of 28 km (17 mi). In November 2017 a large iceberg broke off the glacier.
The glacier is at the south end of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. The surface of the lake can be seen when following the big circuit of Paine Mountain Range at John Garner Pass.
There is another view of the glacier from the south shore of the lake where the glacier can be seen in the background, with fragments of ice floating close to the shore. It is located to the west side of the Torres del Paine National Park.
- Discover one of the largest glaciers in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Feel the icy winds as you trek from the Paine Grande to the Grey refugio.
- Walk alongside Lago Grey and observe floating ice blocks in the lake.
3 – 5 Days: Take a boat tour on Lago Grey and stay over at the refugio Grey, or incorporate it as part of the ‘W‘ and ‘O‘ trek circuits.