The Fila Uran [or Fila India] begins in the village of Herradura, which is signposted left on the road to San Gerado after the National Park Office.
National Park regulations stipulate that a guide must be used. Ask for Dennis or Rodolfo Elizondo in Herradura or at the National Park Office [35 a day for guiding]. Dennis also has cabinas next to his house in Herradura [he can also arrange a porter to carry 14kg if you have a group].
Rain most afternoons makes an early start sensible and it will be dark for the first hour along the dirt road. Leaving the road the track begins to climb steadily to the Cordillera, which is 1,700m above Herradura. There is plenty of water on the way and after about 3 hours you will pass Rodolfo's cabina where you can sleep if you want to take it easy.
Tent , cooking gear and a fairly warm sleeping bag for the night camping at Paso de los Indios. A waterproof jacket as it will probably rain [a lot].
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chugach mtn boy - Apr 6, 2016 1:24 am - Hasn't votedClosed
The Fila Uran route is closed in 2016 due to land ownership issues. There is no projected date for reopening. A good source of updates after 2016 would be to call the Hotel de Montaña El Pelícano, which used to organize treks on this route. Their website is: http://www.sangerardocostarica.com/accommodations/albergue-de-montana-el-pelicano/