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Sierra Nevada del Cocuy N. P. | Eastern Cordillera, Colombia

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Colombia
6° 24' 2.088" N, 72° 18' 8.6364" W
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Sierra Nevada del Cocuy National Park

Sierra Nevada del Cocuy National Park - Photo: Ivan Blanco

The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy in Colombia is a hikers dream. It comprises a total area of 755.820 acres (306.000 ha) and is located near the border of Venezuela shared by the departments of Boyaca, Casanare and Arauca. This remote corner of Colombia stretches for more than 18 mi (28,8 km) and boasts 23 snow covered peaks surrounded by waterfalls, glacial lakes and streams, highland vegetation, moors, rocky outscapes and valleys as well as native fauna that includes such animals as the spectacled bear, tapirs, eagles, Andean Condors and deer. Colombia has 56 national parks in all, but the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy stands out as one of the most rugged and pristine destinations in the entire country, attracting more and more visitors each year as the word gets out about this premier travel destination.

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Sierra Nevada del Cocuy National Park

Sierra Nevada del Cocuy National Park - Photo: W. Corredor

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SUBMITTED ON 06.05.2013.