San José (volcano)

San José Volcano is the stratovolcano that gives its name to a massive volcanic group, at about 90 km (56 mi) from Santiago de Chile at the end of the Cajón de Maipo on the Chile-Argentina border. It lies on the south end of an approximately 10 km (6 mi) x 5 km (3 mi) complex that includes the La Engorda, Espiritu Santo, Plantat and Marmolejo volcanoes, the latter of which is located on the Northern end of the group.

Volcán San José
San Jose volcano seen from across the maipo river canyon.jpg
The San Jose (right) and La Engorda (left) volcanoes seen from across Baños Morales, high up in the Cajón del Maipo canyon.
Highest point
Elevation5,856 m (19,213 ft)
Coordinates33°47.185′S 69°53.920′W / 33.786417°S 69.898667°W / -33.786417; -69.898667Coordinates: 33°47.185′S 69°53.920′W / 33.786417°S 69.898667°W / -33.786417; -69.898667
LocationArgentina / Chile
Parent rangePrincipal Cordillera, Andes
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption1960

See alsoEdit


  • "San José". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  • González-Ferrán, Oscar (1995). Volcanes de Chile. Santiago, Chile: Instituto Geográfico Militar. pp. 640 pp. ISBN 956-202-054-1. (in Spanish; also includes volcanoes of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru)
  • Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers (3rd ed.). Andes Publishing (Scotland). pp. 304 pp. ISBN 0-9536087-2-7.