Stopping at the tourist information office next to the market, I checked out the tourist map and spotted a likely candidate for a hilly run with views back over town. Ten minutes on gravel roads took me out of town to the start of a gentle ascent, following signs for Cerro Amigo. At a small car park on the left, follow the signs for Mirador Principal as you hit the dirt trails.
After a short ascent I hit the viewpoint, alongside a giant white cross. There is a viewing platform, where you can see the entire town and beyond, up and down the valley. The cross is visible from most of the town - just look up to the East side of the valley - the run was on a large outcrop of rock, rather than on the mountainside proper.
I ran in wonderful evening sunshine, with darkly ominous clouds shading the mountain tops. A smattering of tall poplar trees glowed bright yellow in the sunlight, towering above the many shades of green of the other trees covering the mountainsides.
I highly recommend camping at the Cerveza Artensanal El Bolson, a delightful microbrewery with attached campsite under more of the very tall, yellow poplars. The selection of beers includes chocolate, cherry, raspberry, dark and plenty of others. I also picked up some of the best chocolates I have ever eaten from Lida Chocolates in the market. An excellent way to refuel after a run!
El Bolson is reported to have some great walking trails, maybe next time I'll get to spend longer here.