Explore the most popular Parks in Azuay with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
washed out
30 days ago

The view is beautiful. However, it’s a very muddy, and a long hike.

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muddy
no shade
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Started this hike in the morning while the weather was nice and sunny. There are light green signs/arrows along the way although a few were fading or hiding behind bushes. Stunning scenery with amazing view over the many lakes of the park. Hike itself is classed as difficult on the park map. We thought it to be moderate on the way up and a little trickier down as it was so muddy you were slipping and sliding (and falling) most of the time. Nice hike, however did not stand out as one of my favourites in Ecuador.

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Amazing place!!!

6 months ago

Easy and muddy

Actually I did a longer circuit, starting from and returning to the refuge. The circuit was 7 km long and I would say it is moderate. We did this in 4 hours, enough time to enjoy the landscape. Nevertheless, I recommend to be well equipped and prepared for wind, rain and fog. If sunny day, sun protection, hat, sun glasses. Water and some chocolate it will be needed.

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muddy
6 months ago

Beautiful hike. It's fairly easy and non technical. There are numerous cow trails so we found ourselves off the main trail several times. It's open and expansive so it's easy to get back on track if you're recording. Since the trails are used by cattle there is a large amount of cow/horse poop. The Caja's are muddy at the best of times. It rained the second half of our hike. The trails pooled water. Just accept that you will be dirty and wet when you are done. We caught a bus from the terminal in Cuenca and asked the bus driver to let us off at the trail head. We just went one way. The Luspa trail ends at the highway. We started to walk and flagged down the first bus we saw. For an extra dollar the driver let us off where we asked. Great experience.

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muddy
7 months ago

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6 months ago

on Cerro San Luis Loop

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Monday, October 08, 2018

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Sunday, March 04, 2018