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Potrero de los Funes





Sierra de las Quijadas





Potrero de los Funes





Salinas en San Luis





Villa de Merlo





Turismo aventura en Las Quijadas

Toward the north of the province it is the system of the Mountains Pampeanas. The same ones are subdivided in three main groups:

  • Sierra of Comechingones
  • Mountains of San Luis
  • Mountains de las Quijadas, Alto Pencoso and Los Gigantes
The Sierra of Comechingones
It is located to the east, and it is part of the limit with the province of Córdoba. The western skirt possesses an abrupt relief, of the other side, on the other hand the decline is softer. Their coloring is very attractive, they combine the grizzly tones of the rock with the green of the vegetation that ascends until about 1300 meters. Many streams descend of the mountains, and the precipitations are more abundant. It is distinguished the Hill of the Sheep of 2.260 meters, it is part of the square of Merlo. Toward him south, The Molles and Cortaderas open the way to the Hill of the Bag of 2.126 meters. The mountainous cord of Comechingones travels 100 Km approximately.

Mountains of San Luis

They are located in the center. Among their hills it is the hill it Dilutes Stinking that reaches a height of 2.150 m.s.n.m. it reaches an extension 200 km, the half height of the cord it is of 1.500 m.s.n.m. it possesses several volcanic cones, among those that the Tomolasta or Sololosta are counted, offering an unique characteristic to the region. Toward the west of the mountains they are smaller small groups of mountains: those of the Valley of Concarán, those of the northwest and the mountains of the south. Among the first ones Tilisarao, Estanzuela, is named of the Portezuelo, with the hill The Muzzle of 1.600 meters. In their summit, it presents a depression with small volcanic cones.
Mountains de las Quijadas, Alto Pencoso and Los Gigantes

They are located to the west. In the mountains of The Jaws they are the hills The Old, Yellow and Wicket. The same ones don't exceed the 1.300 m. of height.

Among these mountain systems, valleys exist, as that of the Concarán, characteristic for their fertility. Their extension reaches the 60 kms and of width it measures between 20 and 25 km. The central region conforms it a plain with arid shades, constituting a transition area between the plain pampeana and the voyages mendocinas.

National park Sierra of The Jaws: the Argentinean Jurassic park

It makes 150 behind to 100 million years, the landscape of The Jaws was town of lagoons, rivers and dunes. The semi-arid climate in which the different species of Argentinean dinosaurs lived, they accompanied this region. Their prints have been preserved in the gritty of the Herdsman of the Watery one of 50 square Km. It is supposed that it is previous to the plegamiento of the mountain, it conserves walls from 150 to 300 meters high that limit a deep throat. Of the formation Press of 100 million years they have recovered fossil remains of pterosaurios, anuros, fish and plants. It is necessary to mention the original skull of the Pterodausto Guiñazui, reptile flying unique species in the planet and that it is part of the collection of the Museum of Natural History of the National university of San Luis. The wind and the water have worked a spectacular landscape in the mountain nucleus, teacher of the nature works, where you/it can imagine the flora and fauna of the past. Toward the Herdsman of the Watery one, infinite canyons converge. Some flora species, hang to more than three hundred meters high. The same ones serve as habitat for condors, gumps, earth turtles, pumas and wild donkeys. More than a thousand fossils they recovered of the area of the mountains of the Jaws, it shows faithful of a history past in the Jurassic periods and Cretácico. It is located to the northwest of the province, in the department of Belgrano, to 120 Km of San Luis' city. It supposes a surface of 150.000 hectares. The nearest town is Hualtarán. Among the flora of the place they are the red quebracho, locust, jarilla, the small species of bush endemic áfilo. And among the species faunísticas, the gump, necklace pecarí, puma, fox, blind pichi is. Inside the category of birds, the nandu, Moorish eagle, condor, hawk pilgrim, picahueso, short branches, yales and cockerel copetón. The reptiles are represented by the boa vizcachera, lizards and earth turtles. Inside the reservation, the complex lagunar Guanacache, contributes mirrors of water in bordering areas with San Juan and Mendoza, from where it is denominated Drain. They are species like swans, flamingos, blue, ducks and Creole otters. As for the fish, the pejerreyes are, carps and toothy. To consent to the mountains, you can use the National route Nº 147, when being an area with scarce residents, it is recommended, to verify the vehicle very well before to leave and to take provisions. By means of the mentioned route you arrives to the place The Crossbar, where it will be been able to enjoy the complex lagunar Guanacache.

The rivers

Inside the extension of the valley Concarán, is the reservoir San Felipe that intercepts the river Conlara. The same one travels the whole valley practically. On the other hand, in San Luis' mountains, it originates the river Fifth, with their main tributaries. The Big one, the Trapiche and that of the Deep Cañada. The river Fifth, present following their course toward the southeast the reservoir Step of the Carts that assures the watering to a vast area. The river Conlara is born in the center of San Luis' mountains. On the other hand, the river Spurt that crosses the capital city, possesses two reservoirs, Cruz of Stone and Boy, those that assure the provision of water to the city. The river Drain, natural limit with Mendoza's counties, San Juan and The Rioja, alone it contributes San Luis you dilute salinizadas and the lagoon of Guanacache that it is part of the National Park of the Sierra of the Jaws. It is populated by rosy flamingos.

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