Located in Pichincha Province, 60 miles from Quito, this reserve covers 914,270 acres and has basic tourist infrastructure.
FAUNA Birds are represented by the condor, caracara and hawks. The paramo wolf, coati, rabbits, foxes, spectacled bear, deer and armadillos also live here.
FLORA: Primary forests and extensive paramos support paramo grass, valerian, ferns and Iycopodium.
OTHER ATTRACTIONS: The area is dominated by snow-topped Cayambe Volcano,
which is a favorite of mountain climbers. San Marcos Lake, among others,
is a beautitul camping spot.