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Camino Real Bogotá - Choachí (Bella Suiza - Matarredonda)

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Hike along the old path between Choachí and Bogotá.


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4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Point to Point

11,163' 3,402 m

High

9,233' 2,814 m

Low

1,957' 597 m

Up

249' 76 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

52%

Max Grade (27°)

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

When you arrive to the Matarredonda Private Reserve, you have to pay the entrance fee.

Description

This trail follows the old stone-paved path that connected Bogotá and Choachi. It crosses two very unique ecosystems: Andean cloud forest and Paramo. We did the hike uphill, and the elevation change is quite significant. I would not suggest doing it downhill, as the path becomes very slippery when wet. This is an area that receives a lot of rainfall, so bring your rain gear with you. The hike begins relatively close to the road that goes from Bogotá to Choachi (vereda Bella Suiza) and ends at the Matarredonda Nature Reserve (a private reserve).

Flora & Fauna

Paramo, only present in the Equatorial Andes, and Andean Cloud forest, full of epiphytes.

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Andres Guhl

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#2

in Colombia

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Camino entre los musgos
Sep 24, 2017 near Choachí, CO
Road entering the moor
Sep 24, 2017 near Choachí, CO
Estratos rocosos
Sep 24, 2017 near Choachí, CO
Cascada de los Abuelos
Sep 24, 2017 near Choachí, CO
Orchids getting to the Paramo
Sep 30, 2017 near Choachí, CO

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