CLARILLO RIVER NATIONAL RESERVE
Know Clarillo River National Reserve
The reserve is located in the precordillera, between the 850 and 3500 meters above sea level, and it has 13185 hectares of extension. Administered by CONAF, the reserve has an incredible vegetation with peumos, quillayes and litres forests, and it is a refuge for other animals like the torcasa and Chilean iguana. It has an Ambiental Information Center, excursion paths –Jorquera and Aliven Mahuida Streams- and picnic zones. Clarillo River is the main fluvial resource in the area.
Attractions: Flora and fauna.
Activities: Picnic, birds watch, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.
Location: Región Metropolitana
How to get there: Land route, Route 5 or Vicuña Mackenna Ave. south from Santiago.
When to go: All year long.
Weather: Mediterraneo weather. There is a dry season and rain during winter time. The annual media temperature is 14ºC, and the annual media precipitations are 356.2 milimeters.
Services: Housing, food, transportation, roads, outdoor activities.
Surroundings: Colina Springs, Morales Springs, Lagunillas Skiing Center, La Plancha and Puntiagudo Hills, Purgatorio Hill, El Canelo, El Guayacán, El Ingenio, El Manzano, El Melocotón, El Romeral, El Volcan, El Yeso Dam, Las Vertientes, El Morado Natural Monument,Pirque, Clarillo River National Reserve, San Alfonso, San Gabriel, San Jose de Maipo, Cascada de Las Animas Nature Sanctuary, Plomo Springs, Concha y Toro Vineyards, Tupungatito Volcano.