Corazon 1 Day

An old extinct and eroded volcano located in the southern part of Quito. Due to its shape as a heart it is named “Corazon” which means heart in Spanish. It is a very easy walk up to the summit. 
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Highlights:
  • Paramo vegetation. 
  • Ruins on the northeast slopes (rather overgrown). 
  • Eroded volcano with no snow. 
Climb specifications:
  • Easy climb. 
  • Duration: 1 day. 
  • There is a path to the summit. 
  • Accommodation either in Quito or Machachi. 
  • Estimated climbing hours: 4h. Ascent, 2h. Descent from the foot of the volcano. 
  • No need of technical equipment. 
Suggested period: Whole year round.