Cotopaxi National Park

Cotopaxi Trails: Lodge-to-Lodge

Hike the best of Cotopaxi National Park on this lodge-to-lodge itinerary, in the heart of the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Explore the rivers and waterfalls of the Pita River system, the headwaters for much of Ecuador, and cross the vast highland Páramo, or alpine tundra, between welcoming mountain lodges. Enjoy views of rugged volcanoes at every turn and wrap up your time in the National Park on the slopes of Cotopaxi, ascending to the snow line at nearly 16,000 feet.  
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Hiking trail · Ecuador

Hike the Pita River

June 27, 2018
moderate
12.2 km
4:15 h
159 m
159 m
Enjoy the vast and open terrain of the Highlands, with stunning views of five volcanoes including Cotopaxi, before entering the Pita River Canyon ...
from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Ecuador

Hike the Pedregal Valley

June 25, 2018
moderate
17.9 km
6:00 h
376 m
98 m
Hike from Chilcabamba Lodge to Tambopaxi Lodge, making your way through the Pita River Canyon and a vast plateau of alpine tundra (or Páramo) as ...
from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Ecuador

Tambopaxi Lodge to Lago Limpiopungo

June 27, 2018
moderate
9 km
2:30 h
145 m
28 m
Walk from Tambopaxi Lodge and circle Limpiopungo Lago, a lagoon collecting water flowing off of Rumiñahui Volcano and a popular stopover for ...
from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Ecuador

Hike to Cotopaxi's Snow Line

June 27, 2018
moderate
3.8 km
2:00 h
405 m
411 m
Hike to Cotopaxi Volcano’s snow line for commanding views of the rugged peaks surrounding you and the plains down below.
from Claire Peters,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Cinque Terre,Golfo dei Poeti

Bonassola to Monterosso

December 13, 2017
11.6 km
4:10 h
518 m
498 m
This day of walking takes you through the picturesque town of Levanto before continuing your walk down to Monterosso.
from Callum Broad,   Macs Adventure