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Mountains and natural attractions near Otavalo

Hiking Trail around Cuicocha Lagoon

Cuicocha Lagoon

The Cuicocha Lagoon is located inside an ancient volcanic crater of about 3.5 kilometers in diameter. Tourists usually include in their trip a visit to the attractive town of Cotacachi, famous for its leather crafts, and later they go to the nearby Cuicocha Lagoon where they can do some outdoor activities…

Imbabura Volcano

Volcán Imbabura, Ecuador

The Imbabura is the most representative mountain in the province of Imbabura, in Ecuador, much photographed for rising with a prominent cone from Lake San Pablo at 2670m to its maximum summit at 4640m, that is almost 2000 meters of agricultural land and paramos which end up on a steep gray rock…

Yanahurco (Mojanda) Peak

Yanahurco de Mojanda, Ecuador

Mojanda is an inactive stratovolcano whose caldera is occupied by three lagoons. Laguna Grande (Caricocha) with 2km of approximate diameter and perimeter of 7km. The Laguna Negra (Huarmicocha) with 600 meters long and 300 meters wide. The Laguna Chiquita (Chiriacu) with 360 meters diameter. Laguna Grande is surrounded by some peaks, among which the most outstanding are the Yanahurco to the East and the Fuya Fuya to the West…

Cayambe Volcano

Volcán Cayambe, Ecuador

The Cayambe with its 5790 meters is the third highest mountain in Ecuador. It’s completely covered by glaciers from an elevation between 4600 and 5000 meters on the western side, and between 4400 and 4700 on the eastern side; Deeply broken ice masses rising at two main summits from west to east, the Highest Summit and the Northeast Summit; and two “antecumbres” from north to south with the names of “Santa Bárbara” and “Cumbre Sur”, in the center of which rises the Cayambe Highest Summit…

Fuya Fuya (Mojanda) Peak

Fuya Fuya de Mojanda, Ecuador

Mojanda is an inactive stratovolcano whose caldera is occupied by three lagoons. Laguna Grande (Caricocha) with 2km of approximate diameter and perimeter of 7km. La Laguna Negra (Huarmicocha) with 600 meters long and 300 meters wide. La Laguna Chiquita (Chiriacu) with 360 meters diameter. Laguna Grande is surrounded by some peaks, among which the most outstanding are the Yanahurco to the East and the Fuya Fuya to the West…