The road to Cerro Atacazo is not for the faint of heart
Cerro Atacazo is a stratovolcano at an elevation of 4.155m (13,631ft) above the sea level located in Pichincha province, in north-central Ecuador. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Located in the Western Cordillera, southwest of Quito, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s a bumpy gravel road that has been eroded from rainstorms and is dusty in dry weather and muddy in wet. This is demanding, tough road in remote mountains with uncertain weather, where altitude can cause real problems.
The summit is crowned with many antennas. Expect a trail pretty steep. The views of Quito are amazing. You’ll need a 4WD, high clearance vehicle. Your vehicle needs to be in good shape and be prepared for a lag in power.
Pic: Oscar Pazmiño