Cuicocha, named for the indigenous Guinea Pig or Cuy, is located just beyond the city of Otavalo, about 2.5 hours from Mountain Views Inn. Hikers and Trail Runners can enjoy the path that encircles the 2 mile diameter lake. Several platforms are available within a half mile of the hike entrance for Yoga Practice or Photography opportunities.

Fast Facts

  • Cuicocha Lake was formed after an eruption cause a collapse of the Cotacachi Volcano, which is still active
  • Elevation of 10,650 ft