Devil Pailon Waterfall ,Banos, Ecuador


Address -: Devil Pailon Waterfall ,Banos, Tungurahua ,Ecuador

The Pailón del Diablo is considered to be one of the largest waterfalls in Ecuador, it is approximately 80 meters high.
The Pailon del Diablo, or Devil's Cauldron, is an aptly-named waterfall on the Rio Pastaza, a tributary of the upper Amazon River Basin. The trail begins in a small village called Rio Verde, located about 30 minutes from the recreational haven of Baños. The trailhead for this hike is conveniently located at the end of the Ruta de las Cascadas, a popular bicycling route which begins in Baños and follows a series of impressive cascades for roughly 17 kilometers to Rio Verde, ending at the most spectacular waterfall of the route, the Pailon del Diablo.
There are two terrific trails from Río Verde that take you here. The first is accessed from below the soccer field, the second is accessed by crossing a bridge east of the village. Signs lead the way. The hikes down to the falls take around an hour round-trip, but you are rewarded with awesome suspension bridges, wicked in-cut trails that cut behind the waterfall and plenty of wildlife viewing.
After descending into the gorge from town, the well-marked trail winds toward the entrance, where for a small fee visitors are allowed access to an otherworldly set of stairs carved out of the cliffs adjacent to the waterfall. For those willing to get wet, a small cave-like trail follows the cliffs uphill through a series of narrow openings for a closer view of the falls (Large backpacks should be avoided if possible due to the tight squeezes in this section). The small viewing platform at the top provides an extraordinarily close vantage point for appreciating the raw power of the falls.

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