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Sierra de las Quijadas National Park

Sierra de las Quijadas National Park

Sierra de las Quijadas National Park is located 104 mi (167 km) Southeast of San Juan, San Luis Province in Argentina.

 

 

Location: 104 mi (167 km) Southeast of San Juan, San Luis Province   Map

Area: 150,000 hectares

Open: 8am- 9pm daily

Info: San Luis

Tel. (02652) 445 141

Official site

 

 

 

Description of Sierra de las Quijadas National Park

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Sierra de las Quijadas National Park covers a total area of 150,000 hectares and it was established in 1991. Sierra de las Quijadas National Park is famous for paleontological digs and discovered fossils of dinosaurs that date back 120 million years ago to the Jurassic period. Paleontologists discovered two species of pterosaurs or winged lizards that once flew over ancien seas.

 

The vegetation is sparse in the region, yet it provides enough food for a diverse ecosystem. While hiking in Sierra de las Quijadas National Park you can encounter ostrich, guanaco, peccary, Argentine puma, mora eagle (Harpyhaliaetus coronatus) fox, cougar, bobcat as well as magnificent Andean condors that fly high above Andes mountains in their hunt for small rodents on the ground.

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