Cotopaxi National Park
A national park primarily known for its volcano, located in the Province of Cotopaxi, Ecuador.
The highest active volcano in the world, located in the Andes in central Ecuador. Its name is Quechuan and means “shining peak.”
One of the popular tourist activities in Cotopaxi National Park is climbing to the summit of Cotopaxi Volcano
Cotopaxi volcano is part of the chain of volcanoes around the Pacific plate that is commonly known as the Pacific Ring of Fire. Its last eruption was in 2015 which caused the neighboring towns major damage leaving the park closed for almost 3 years.
There are estimated to be about 200 different plant species found in Cotopaxi National Park.
There are several vegetation zones to the park because of the varying elevations.
National Park include foxes, bears, pumas, wolves, wild horses, condors, and rabbits
Fun fact, you can actually see Ecuador's national bird in this park