Trail Run Project Logo

blue Travesía Mifafi-LaCulata

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

22.2 mile 35.7 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 3,803' 1,159 m
Descent: -6,092' -1,857 m
High: 14,672' 4,472 m
Low: 10,036' 3,059 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 45% (24°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Gus Morales S

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Run this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

Crossing the 'Sierra La Culata' National Park, in Mérida, Venezuela, this route is the most beautiful of the country.

Gus Morales S

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

You must register in the Park Ranger house, at Mifafi, just before entering the National Park.

Runner Notes

Is necessary to sleep in the surroundings at least the night before taking on the trail, in order to acclimatize.

Description

Unless you trust in your gps device under any condition, you should go with a local guide on your first time out on this rugged route. Be especially careful when there's mist/fog present. It can easily make you lose your path.

It's a route where you can suffer from hypoxia because it's all high altitude. The route has milestones outlining the elevation and distance you've traveled.

The landscape is from another world... Mars maybe? Be sure to bring good clothes both for sun exposure and inclement weather.

Depending on seasonality, there will be two or three river crossings. The first point is the Domo, a kind of giant rock which represents the first big turning on left. You'll finally reach the 'Alto de Mifafí' to continue to the left in the base of a ridge, with a medium ascent. After that, the trail skirts along various valleys.

Flora & Fauna

Frailejon (Espeletia) plants are all around the trail.

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

Jun 3, 2018
Nigel Ramdeen

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 1 vote

#2642

Overall
  5.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
100%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#1

in Venezuela

#2,642

Overall
3 Views Last Month
72 Since Feb 22, 2018
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running