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Los Cardones National Park

Los Cardones National Park

Los Cardones National Park is located 16 mi (25 km) North of Cafayate, Salta Province in Argentina. Los Cardones National Park covers an area of 650 km².

 

 

 

Location: 16 mi (25 km) North of Cafayate, Salta Province  Map

Area: 650 km²

Info: Ave San Marin

Tel. (03868) 495 005

Open: daily

Official site

 

 

 

Description of Los Cardones National Park

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Los Cardones National Park is located in the Salta Province of Argentina. It was created on November 20, 1961 and covers a total area of 64 117 hectares of dry sierras. Los Cardones altitude ranges from 2700 to 5000 meters above sea level. The predominant vegetation consists of cardones, a local name give the species of cacti known as Echinopsis atacamensis. It is also the reason why Los Cardones gets its name.

 

In addition to unique landscape and pristine nature Los Cardones is famous among paleontologists as a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils that date to the late Cretaceous period, the end of the Dinosaur age. Additionally national park contains remains of the earliest Native American settlements in the area. Pre- Hispanic settlers inhabited local pastures along scarce sources of water. As you hike through the area you can encounter rock paintings and cave art.

Los Cardones National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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