El Cajas National Park, Cuenca

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Journey through winding ravines and over jagged peaks at El Cajas National Park. Known for its many glacial lakes and lagoons, the high-altitude national park offers excellent trekking through a chilly, tundra-like landscape. Take it easy while you walk--with altitudes between 3,100 m (10,170 ft) and 4,450 m (15,600 ft) above sea level, the air gets thin, making trekking much more difficult than you might be used to. Set off on the two-hour trek around Lake Toreodora for a relatively gentle, but still incredibly scenic hike. You can easily make a day-trip to the national park from nearby Cuenca. Add El Cajas National Park to your Cuenca travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Cuenca trip builder tool.
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  • At first I got so disappointed as the park was closed today Monday Jan 4 2021. A security guide with a gun but no English said closed due to sanitization. Doesn't make any sense. Me disappointed and.....  more »
  • Beautiful national park just outside of Cuenca. Lots of little lakes you can too, all of which and gorgeous. Great opportunity to see wild llamas!  more »

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