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.
El Cajas National Park reviews
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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