South Side, Yanasacha Traverse
There: The access to the park is 1 1/2 hours south of Quito on the Pan
American Highway and marked by a sign. Have a bus let you off at the sign.
Trucks can be hired here for transport to the refugio, but be sure to arrange
return transport from you driver. Only pay them for each trip after the trip is
complete! The park entrance is another twenty minutes up this dirt track from the
Pan American highway. Be aware the park closes at 3:00 PM sharp, so leave
plenty of time to hire transport to get into the park. You can drive to within a 30
to 40 minute walk to the refugio.