If you go to Torres del Paine, you must visit Cuevas del Milodón ( Milodon Cave)- they advised us many times, I would say that every time we referred to our trip to the end of the world. So without thinking, we leave a mark on our map so we don’t miss the popular stop: Milodon Cave National Monument, just 24 kilometers north of Puerto Natales.
Declared historical monument in 1968 and national monument in 1993, the Milodon Caves treasure the stories and experiences of the first human groups in the continent. Men and women who came here seeking refuge from the unpredictable weather and the stalking wild animals, people we only knew from year 1895, when the German pioneer Hermann Eberhard made public the discovery of the site and the remains of skin that later would be identified as the remains of prehistoric Milodon.
According to what they told us, a wooden path will lead us directly to the entrance of the imposing and majestic cave. The echo will bounce our words and darkness will invite us to follow her to venture into the depths of the cave.
They warned us already that in a small viewpoint a wooden milodon will be waiting for us with open jaws and claws well prepared for the attack. Of course, there is nothing to fear. This replicates only seeks to draw our attention to show us the exhibition with the remains that prove its existence more than 14,000 years ago. There we can take pictures and learn more about this amazing animal and the secrets behind the green Patagonia.