Los Nevados National Park, like most national parks is distributed along three large areas. Tomila, Quindio and Risaraldi in Colombia. This 225 square miles of exceptional scenery is one of the natural wonders found in South America. The park is elevated to a height of 8,528 to 17,400 feet.
The Los Nevados National Park is found near the central area of Colombian Andes Mountain Ranges. It has become one of the world’s most well known wildlife sanctuary and houses a wide variety of palnt and animal species. This maybe the reason why is so blessed with many wonderful places that are worth visitng and mentioning.
- Nevado del Tolima is a stratovolcano located in Tolima area of Colombia, south of the famous Nevado del Ruiz volcano. This three sided snow capped mountain has erupted several times in the last century.
- Nevado del Quindío which is literally translated as “Snow Mountain of Quindio” is also a volcano. It is considered as the highest points of Quindío and Risaralda. The volcano has been called Snow Mountain of Quindio since it has no records of erupting and is considered a dormant volcano. The sad thing about is that the Snow Mountain of Quindio is threatened by global warming, it has been decreasing in size since the 1980’s.
- Lake Otún is an undersized lake found near the Risaraldi area. The water in the lake is of glacial origin, proof of the alarming in the Nevado del Quindío. The lake is also the lifeline of the Otún River, which supplies and provides the drinking water for the cities of Pereira and Dosquebradas.