The name of Cajas National Park is derived from a local dialect of Quichua native tribes and is translated as "cold" or "doorway to
snowy mountains". Either way the name fits the description of
Ecuadorian highlands. Most of Cajas National Park is located at the
elevation between 3100 m and 4450 m above sea level. Dress
appropriately since the average temperatures here are 13.2 °C
and if you have problems with high altitudes you should take
medications to decrease its negative effects.
Travel Destinations in Cajas National Park
Hill of Three Crosses
Hill of Three Crosses is one of the highest point in
the protected reserve. It serves as a watershed boundary between
waters that flows to the Pacific on the Western side and water that
flows to the Amazon river and subsequently to the Atlantic Ocean on
the Eastern side. The three crosses is devoted to all the lives lost
who died in the vicinity of this geological formation.