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Good base for day hikes

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Good base for day hikes

I'm looking to spend a week in Ecuador - splitting my time between Quito and 'volcano alley.' I'd like to hike (day hikes only) perhaps around Volcan Cotopaxi, Volcan Corazon, Quilotoa lagoon, etc but minimize my driving time. Ideally, I'd love a place with several trails (between 3 and 6 hours each) right from my doorstep, no driving required. (I know that's asking a lot.) Any suggestions? Many thanks!!

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1. Re: Good base for day hikes

Secret Garden Cotopaxi is the first thing that comes to my mind.

Black Sheep Inn would offer you something similar and it's based closer to Quilotoa.

Latacunga would be a centralized location between Cotopaxi and Quilotoa, but it's a city and would not have hiking right out your doorstep.

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