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The Camino Deshecho and Petrographs - Hiking Guican - Colombia

An alternative route down to the hot springs is what the locals call the Camino Deshecho, or the Unmade Road. And that is precisely what this trail is: An old stone road, dating from who knows when, beaten by centuries of foot and hoof trod. It is a pleasant walk downhill through the forest, past the very occasional casita tucked behind giant boulders. Keep an eye out, for you shall see reminders of the indigenous ancestors along the way. Pinturas repestres (rock paintings) decorate the stone outcroppings.

Guican , Colombia

Hiking Types:
Hike, Day trip

Getting There

From Güicán the path begins at the end of Calle 5, past the Hotel La Sierra. After about 15 minutes, you come to the highway. On the other side, slightly to the left, pick up the path again. Ten minutes down this part of the Camino Deshecho, just after

Travel Tips:

The highway is narrow with blind curves and has no shoulders. Beware of approaching vehicular traffic.

Price Description:


Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:Dawn

Open Hours to:Dusk

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Bring along water, food (a picnic would be nice), sun screen and hat; swim gear , if dipping into the Aguas Termales or El Chorrerón.

The Aguas Termales and El Chorrerón, the Monumento a la Dignidad de la Raza U’wa and Peñol de los Muertos; Parque Nacional Natural El Cocuy.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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