Reserva Nacional Río Cipreses

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This nature reserve is located 30km inland from Rancagua. This large valley runs from Coya and although it is quite dry it is not unattractive. The reserve is home to a large number of native species; including Burrowing Parrots, flocks of which can be seen flying through the valley; herds of guanacos (a native camelid) who numbers are currently on the increase; and pumas which are the natural predator in the area. 

The source of the River Cipreses is found on the valley floor, access is via a narrow path suitable for donkeys or horses. In the past this river flowed from the start of the valley from the Cipreses Glacier, however, as time has passed the glacier has melted and what is left of it is currently sandwiched into the high part of the valley by a kind of plug made of rock. The river still flows from below the glacier which is a beautiful sight.

At the start of the glacier there are various nice features and further up at Cipreses Superior you can find “la mole del Dr. Hernán Cruz” –  a large expanse of rock.

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