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Santa Cruz Trek

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29.6 Miles 47.6 Kilometers


83%

Runnable

5,673' 1,729 m

Ascent

-8,257' -2,517 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

142%

Max Grade (55°)

15,603' 4,756 m

High

9,611' 2,929 m

Low

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45K, 4 day, 3 night trek. max Alt 4760m/15617ft

Llanganuco Mountain Lodge

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

No closure. Multi day. Park entrance ticket required

Overview

The Classic Santa Cruz trek, start at the easier end of Vaqueria. Less ascent than descent and a easy first day.

Need to Know

Below Taullipampa campsite, loose sand for a couple of kms from a landslide, take it easy.

Runner Notes

Plentiful water sources, but need a water filter/steripen. Record is 4:17hrs. I did it in 07:26hrs in 2016

Description

Recommended camp spots Paria, Taullipampa, and Llama Corral.
Or run it in a day.

Flora & Fauna

Quenuales, lupins, deer, Viscachas

History & Background

The most famous multi-day trek in the Cordillera Blanca

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