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Quebrada de los Cuervos is a protected landscape and natural park in the department of Treinta y Tres, in the central interior of Uruguay. It is a canyon in a mountainous area, located 45 km from the city of Treinta y Tres. Its name derives from the abundant presence of the red-headed "crow", which is actually the Turkey vulture (Cathartes aura ruficollis).


The waterfall

Close to the entrance of the official park of the Quebrada de los Cuervos you will find an information center, restrooms, a campsite and a leisure area. From there you can drive or walk to the start of the trail that leads you into the canyon. The trail is of intermediate difficulty, not suitable for less abled people. It has quite a steep and rocky descent into and ascent from the canyon. Note that the park is only open from Wednesdays until Sundays. There is another part of the canyon that is not part of the official park as it is private property. There you will find a camping as well, and a trail to a cascade. This part is open every day.



Flora and fauna[edit]


Get in[edit]

Down there ...

By car[edit]

From Treinta y Tres you take la ruta 8 up north up until you see signs for Quebrada de los Cuervos. You will find a left turn to a dirt road, approximately at the height of 306,700 km on la ruta 8. From there you follow the road for 24 km towards the west. Signs indicate the way toward the park.

By public transport[edit]

When you come from Montevideo, you can take a bus to either Treinta y Tres, from where you can take another bus that can drop you off at the exit on la ruta 8 towards the park. Or a better and easier option is to take a bus in the direction of Melo, which passes by the exit to the park on its route. There is no bus or other means of public transport from the exit at la ruta 8 to the entrance of the park. So from the exit you would have to walk to the official entrance of the park (24km), or try to hitchhike.

Fees and permits[edit]

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Eat and drink[edit]

There is no supermarket or restaurant in the area, so make sure you bring enough supplies. There is access to potable water.





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