The main reason for us to be in Purmamarca, was to do the famous ‘7 colours walk’. It gets its name from the beautiful multi-coloured rocks that can be seen in the hills along the walk. You don’t really need to do the walk to see the coloured rocks – they can be seen from town – but the walk gets you out amongst the rocks.
You could say that it barely qualifies as a ‘walking trail’, as it’s mostly a gravel road that cars can drive down, and it’s only 3km long – it pretty much goes round the back of the ‘Hill of seven colours’ – so really you could say that it’s just a road at the back of town.
HOWEVER – that doesn’t mean that it isn’t AWESOME 🙂 It’s a really great stroll – there are hardly any cars and not even that many people. We liked it so much that we did it TWICE! 🙂 Once in the morning, and once in the afternoon – and in different directions – so it was like having TWO ‘seven colour walks’ instead of one 🙂
There are a few tracks heading off from the road, and so it’s great for doing a little bit of extra strolling down unexplored canyons. There were cactuses and coloured rocks at every turn – it was great! The walking committee briefly reformed and decided that as it wasn’t a ‘proper walk’ it wasn’t fair to judge it against other walks, and so it became the winner in its own category (but we don’t know what that category is – the walking commitee disbanded before it could be determined……)
So, here are some pictures from the walk – I am leaving them uncaptioned so that I don’t have to keep writing the same thing, eg. ‘beautiful rocks’, ‘CC with a cactus’ etc etc….. I’m sure you can work out what they are…. 🙂