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Tim Wagner reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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If clouds roll into, which is common, the upper section is easy to go higher than the main trail. Keep low to the markers and you will find a much easier route up the rocks.

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Jordy Herrera reviewed Carcelén - Alameda
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santiago armijos reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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hermoso grandioso me encantó maravilloso día

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José Pérez Lascano reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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Jason Argall reviewed Quilotoa Loop
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Absolutely stunning. One of the most beautiful hikes on a sunny day.

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Intiluz I reviewed Quilotoa Loop
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Hermoso sendero, alucinante! Se puede bajar a la Laguna y acampar o volver a subir. El clima cuando está nublado puede ser confuso en el sendero, nos confundimos y terminamos en un sendero de animales que nos llevo a la Laguna abajo en vez de caminar alrededor.

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Jason Argall reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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Amazing views all the way. One of the best hikes near a city.

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Veronika Brandhuber reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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This is a great trail very close to Quito. You access it going up with the Teleférico (cable car) which right now operates starting at 10am during the week, 9am on weekends, which is late for this hike if you want to go up all the way to the top. Clouds, fog and rain can hit you very quickly. We got hailed and rained on yesterday. And I still enjoyed it very much. Being able to be out in nature is just awesome.

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Parque infantil

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Luka Couvreur reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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tres joli paysage a couper le soufle, mais la randonné reste assez dificile. Sa vaut le coup!!!

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Mikey Bonifacio reviewed Cuicocha Lagoon
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Great hike with amazing views of the laguna, would recommend going the counter clockwise route for the best route. The bathrooms, snack concession and water fountain are at the visitors center. Bring plenty of sunscreen and water since the trail is mostly exposed.

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Mikey Bonifacio reviewed Illiniza Norte
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Hiked from the parking lot to the glacier rim in May 2019 and there was plenty of snow covering the trail and it was extremely windy. Dress accordingly and wear the right footwear as the trail can be slippery and covered with snow/ice. Don't forget to bring your passport for a cool stamp at the glacier lodge where food, snacks, water fountain, restrooms and hot choco/ coffee are sold.

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Fernando Benalcazar reviewed Cuicocha Lagoon
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Correcto the dame as Cuicocha (Lake of Guinea pigs)

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Zack Thomas reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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The first half (distance wise) is a steady reasonable incline. You can appreciate the altitude during this first portion, although not too debilitating. The second half (time wise) is about the final 1/4 distance of the trail. This involves a scramble on loose sand/rocks primarily. There are side trails with more solid footing. I chose to get dirty and use my hands. The altitude for the portion of the climb is debilitating. Take your time and progress in spurts!

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Daniel Holdway reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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Daniel Holdway reviewed Cuicocha Lagoon
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Mike Haschel reviewed Quilotoa Loop
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ELEVATION DISCLAIMER! Living at Sea level and going straight from the airport to quilotoa was not advisable. We did this because of time constraints and paid a bit. Severe headache night before. May want to follow acclimation guidelines to fully enjoy! Other than that, the hiking was amazing. To have a really simple trip, contact Lincoln, a guide, that will remove all the language barrier and transit problems! Here's his number: 011 593 98 704 3277

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Carol Smith reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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My companion doesn’t care for any hand-and-foot scrambling, so we turned back after encountering the second one. Still a fun outing - great views all the way, Crowded on a weekend, but super friendly vibe. Trail is wide and washed out in steeper sections from all the foot traffic. Go, enjoy, go as far as you like and call it good. Go early to avoid pm clouds.

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Jeff P reviewed Cuicocha Lagoon
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The name of this lake is Cuicocha, not sure why it's incorrect here. I think you can take a bus to get there but it doesnt always pass by on the way back. We paid a taxi $30 from Otavalo for the dropoff and pickup. An absolutely gorgeous trail - sign says the whole trail is a little over 8 miles. It's a one-directional trail: you must go counterclockwise, they are pretty serious about this. Bring a hat and wear plenty of sunscreen!! We left with some pretty gnarly sunburns. Temperature varies a lot so have layers you can take off and on. The views are phenomenal in all directions for practically the whole hike, especially on a cloudless day. Took us 5 hours and we felt sore and out of breath during some more rigorous parts. You will definitely feel tired and sore by the end of this hike, and after all the stairs, but it's so worth it!

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edison rivera reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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Esta ruta es perfecta para turismo montañero y para hacer entrenamientos de trail muy recomendado, si los hacen por la ruta de la muerte, pasar con un guía de montaña, no se atrevan hacer solos a menos que tengan experiencia, el sendero hasta la cumbre está totalmente marcada y señalizada, totalmente segura.

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Andrew Gehring reviewed Nambillo Cascadas
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We hiked Reina, Nambillo, and the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary was by far the best. Nambillo has been turned into a rundown tourist attraction.

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Andrew Gehring reviewed Quilotoa Loop
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The view didn't change much around the caldera, but the hike is definitely worth it, and strenuous---more hard than moderate. We went clockwise, which helped with the weather (clouds moved in over the rim after we passed), but it left a lot of the difficult uphill portions for the end.

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Stacey Markovic reviewed Rucu Pichincha
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Ridge line hike with moderate elevation gain. Then hitting sand very close to the top which turns into a scramble. Crowded on weekends. Everyone is friendly though!

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José Pérez Lascano reviewed Illiniza Norte
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