Los Nevados National Park, La Estrella

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#6 of 7 in Nature in Risaralda Department
Los Nevados National Natural Park is a national park located in the Cordillera Central of the Colombian Andes. The 5300m volcano Nevado del Ruiz dominates Los Nevados. Out of the 55 protected areas in Colombia, Los Nevados National Natural Park was the third most visited in 2009, with 50,045 visitors. The most visited was the Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park followed by the Tayrona National Natural Park.
In addition to Nevado del Ruiz, seven other volcanoes are located in the area: Nevado del Tolima, Santa Isabel, Nevado del Quindío, Páramo de Santa Rosa, Cerro Bravo, Cerro Machín and Nevado El Cisne.
Glacial activity has shaped the landscape 3000m above mean sea level, leaving U-shaped valleys and moraines behind. Extrusive igneous rock are dominant above 3500m on the eastern slope and 2200m on the western slope. The Otún Lake lying in extinct volcano crater and Green Lake are located in the area.
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  • Lovely Park with plenty of walking if you wish. At the entrance to the park there was the ususal makeshift huts, charging 1,000 - 2,000 pesos for loos and other inflated goods for sale. You could...  more »
  • In this NP there is one route created for a nice hike of about 14km. Depending on your condition you can do this in 3-6 hours. On your way you can enjoy nature, rivers, huge palm trees and birds like....  more »
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