Quebrada del Palala Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos

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Quebrada del Palala Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainDeserts / Badlands / GorgesDateLate Oct
Region/PlacePotosí, TupizaCountryBolivia  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)300Route findingMedium
RouteTupiza - Antimony mine - Fin Formations - Quebrada de Palala - Slot canyons at foot of prominent castle-like mountain - Rio Tupiza - Tupiza
NotesThe wide, open Quebradas and mountains to the north and east of Quebrada de Palala are an excellent day walk destination from Tupiza, with narrow slot canyons (sometimes) leading to high vantage points in the dramatic mountains. The quebradas themselves often have many cacti and are fairly easy to walk along over stony ground with small scattered bushes.
View west along Quebrada de Palala from beyond fin formations, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA160

Fin profile at eastern end of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA161

Entrance to side quebrada to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA163

Cactus in side quebrada to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA164

Back-lit cacti at head of side quebrada to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA166

Slot canyon leading down from ridge viewpoint at head of quebrada, parallel to and to north of Quebrada de Palala, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA170

Coloured hillsides and thunderstorm to NE of Tupiza, with Río Tupiza in foreground, from km 740 on railway from Tupiza to Atocha, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA171

Railway between Tupiza and Atocha cutting though red rocks between km 741 and 742, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA172

Red rock pinnacles at entrance to Quebrada de Palala from km 743 along railway between Tupiza and Atocha, Quebrada de Palala walk (T), Tupiza, Potosí, Bolivia, 30-Oct-03, SA175