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Mirador Tres Cruces

Mirador Tres Cruces is a high mountain overlook at an elevation of 4.161m (13,651ft) above the sea level, located in southern Ecuador’s Andes mountains.

The road to the summit, located within the Cajas National Park in the highlands of Ecuador is called Vía Colectora Cuenca-Puerto Inca (E582). It links Guayaquil and Cuenca, the third largest city in Ecuador. At the summit there is a monument to the people who have died in Parque Nacional Cajas. Historically, people died in passage from the port of Guayaquil to the sierras. The three crosses were placed to commemorate the fact that many people died at that point from altitude sickness. The road to the pass “Three crosses” is concrete. It’s very steep in good conditions with several hairpin turns. Expect foggy, rainy, cold and misty weather. It rains most habitually in the afternoons.

 

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