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Aparados da Serra National Park

Aparados da Serra National Park

Aparados da Serra National Park is a protected area in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina states in Brazil. Aparados da Serra National Park covers an area of 103 sq km.

 

 

 

Location: Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina   Map

Area: 103 sq km

 

 

 

Description of Aparados da Serra National Park

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Aparados da Serra National Park is a protected reserve in the Serra Geral mountain range that was founded in 1959. Its magnificent geologic formation is sometimes referred as the Grand Canyon of South America. Climate in Aparados da Serra National Park is predominantly temperate. Annual average temperature here is 16 C with precipitation of 1500- 2250 mm a year.

 

The most notable attraction in Aparados da Serra National Park is a magnificent Itaimbezinho Canyon. In language of native tribes of Tupi- Guarani "Ita" means "stone" and "Ai'be" means "sharp". The gorge length is 5.8 km, maximum width of 600 meters and maximum height of about 720 meters above Partridges stream bellow. There are three main trails in Aparados da Serra National Park. The trails of Vertico and El Cotovelo stretch through Itaimbezinho Canyon. The Trail of the Ox River allows access to the interior of the canyon.

 

Aparados da Serra National Park is open to the public, but only 1500 visitors are allowed per year. So before you travel here make appropriate arrangements. The park is open to visitors with admission up to 2 pm and closes at 6pm. During summer months Aparados da Serra National Park admissions end at 3 pm and closes at 9pm. Camping inside the protected reserve is forbidden at night.

Aparados da Serra National Park  Aparados da Serra National Park  Aparados da Serra National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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