Río Los Cipreses National Reserve
|Río Los Cipreses National Reserve|
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
|Location||Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile|
|Governing body||Corporación Nacional Forestal|
Río Los Cipreses National Reserve is a nature reserve located in Machalí, Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins Region, Chile. It is named after Río Los Cipreses, a tributary of Cachapoal River and lies in one of the most glaciated areas of the Central Chile Andes.
The reserve offers opportunities for mountain climbing. It is home to challenging mountains, including the Palomo volcano, Alto de Los Arrieros and Cerro Dr. Hernán Cruz. In addition to the mountains, the reserve contains areas of great natural beauty, various prehispanic petroglyphs and an interesting array of flora and fauna.
As of 2012, public transport to the reserve is either extremely limited or non-existent, and travelling there by private vehicle is recommended. However, a limited number of tour operators in Rancagua offer trips to the reserve.
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