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.
|National Park:||Refugio de Vida Silvestre Pasochoa|
|Heights:||2800 a 4100m|
|Facilities:||Shelter, camping, baths, showers|
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.