This lookout provides amazing views of the mountainous cities of Loja and Catamayo.

In the southern Andes of Ecuador, at an elevation of 2,800 m above sea level, on the road joining Catamayo and Loja, a park containing 12 wind turbines provides amazing views of the city of Loja.  

For 30 cents, a local bus will take you from central Loja to Tierras Coloradas, from there you can take a quick taxi ride for about 1 USD, or enjoy a pleasant walk to the park entrance.  Entrance is free and allows you to stand among these incredible giants.

An evening visit will allow you to watch as the fading light plays between the mountains and valleys that surround the city.

Be prepared, at this altitude and location it can be pretty cold and windy.  A jacket and a hat and scarf could be necessary.

Pack List

  • Water
  • Jacket/sweater
  • Hat and scarf
  • Sunscreen
Show More
RT Distance 0 Miles
Activities Chillin, Photography
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Handicap Accessible
Scenic

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Nearby Adventures

More Nearby Adventures

Hike Mandango "The Sleeping Inca"

12 Saves

Explore La Chimosa in Podocarpus National Park

10 Saves

Hike the San Luis Trail in Cajas National Park

15 Saves