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  • Road signage to Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Picnic area at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Mojanda Lake - a protected area since 2002.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Mojanda Lake road.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Hiking at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Sponge-like vegetation at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Hiking at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • View from Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • View from the hike at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Local dog at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Wildflowers at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Rough roads at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Wildflowers and a rare hummingbird at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Wildflowers and a rare hummingbird at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Wildflowers at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Hummingbird at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • A gliding hawk at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Wildflowers at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
  • Wildflowers at Mojanda Lake.- Lagunas de Mojanda
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Great views. Hiking options. Wildlife.
Cons: 
Rough road at higher elevations. Few amenities at the location.
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Region:
Other,
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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The scenic destination of Mojanda Lake was formed by the volcanic activity of the Andes Mountain Range. This area of northern Ecuador is now inactive and was designated as “protected” in 2002, which has led to it becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. Thanks to taxi rides of between $5 and $10 from Otavalo, the lake is affordably accessible in about 30 minutes from town.

Being above 10,000 feet, Mojanda Lake provides relatively flat hikes that will still leave you short of breath. The high altitude Mojanda grasslands and shrublands make for exceptional wildlife viewing, and there is a broad range of native birds and wildflowers. Be sure to bring your rain jacket, as the mountainous high-elevation location makes for unpredictable weather.

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