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Pasochoa Protected Forest

Day visit from Quito:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Quito:

More or less 1.5 hrs. per way.

What is it?

This protected forest is located inside the eroded caldera of the Pasochoa volcano, right in the middle of the interandean valley. There is access to the forest as you are hiking upwards or around the station. A great place to spend a whole day near Quito and enjoy the highlands, not so high.

What can you do there?

Hiking, bird watching, camping.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Quito, Papallacta, Cotopaxi area, Lasso.