Climbing Route: You can begin hike at old railroad station or for a
shorter hike drive as far as you can along the road. If hiking from the railroad
station just follow road. You can continue switchbacking on the road (or get off
it for more adventure) until it ends in the paramo. Follow the irriagation canal
towards a saddle between Corazon and another peak. Next head up scree
slopes to summit. You should see cairns or painted rocks to mark your way.
Budget 5-8 hours of hiking from town of Aloasi.
Follow road from Machachi to Santo Domingo to Aloag
and take left fork near railway station. 12km down the road you will reach
Hacienda La Granja (mules possible from here if you like). Head south across
paramo for about 6km heading for saddle. Follow description above from here.
Getting There: Take
a bus from Terminal Terrestre heading south on
Pan-American Highway and ask driver to leave you at the turnoff for Aloasi.
Go through town on cobbled road for about 3km until you reach the railroad
station. Approximately 100m past station take the dirt road going left. (see
If you are taking a bus this is a 2 day trip so you
will need to bring your gear.