Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa
Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge
Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge

An “oasis” of Andean forest in the middle of villages, crops and pastures; occupying the boiler of the Pasochoa Volcano. Its difficult access and uneven relief made these lands unfit for agriculture and contributed to their conservation. Its trees laden with abundant moss, with a large number of epiphytes, orchids, ferns and bromeliads, have been the refuge and home of 127 species of birds and a variety of mammals such as cervicabras, rabbits, skunks, and Andean wolves. It is a delight to walk on these shaded trails where there are also plenty of butterflies.

 Important data:

National Park: Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa
Protected from: 1982
Area: 520ha
Heights: 2800 a 4100m
Facilities: Shelter, camping, baths, showers
Activities: Hiking, photography


Nudo de Tiopullo; 22 kilometers in a straight line southeast of Quito; 9 km from the Panamericana Hw at the Amaguaña town. When getting to Amaguaña, take the road to the southeast where it indicates the sign of the “Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa”. This road is cobbled and apt for most vehicles.



Pasochoa Volcano
Nudo de Tiopullo North Extension, Pasochoa Wildlife Refuge, 4200m

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