TLDR? Jerico is the perfect place to unwind with the most stunning views of mountains and canyons.
If you like the idea of hiking for a few hours through lush greenery, mountains, and beautiful waterfalls, Jerico is the perfect place for you.
Also called the southwestern Athens of Antioquia, Jerico is a heritage town preferred by tourists for its beautiful topography and architecture.
Prepare some comfortable shoes! Keep reading, and I’ll walk you through Jerico’s best parks and hiking trails. Let’s jump in!
Las Nubes Nature Reserve
This nature reserve is next to the village, so you can get up a little earlier to admire the sunrise while walking. From its hills and mountains, you may feel as if you were in a cloud.
I recommend you contact a guide to walk around the reserve. It’s interesting to know the names of the place’s tourist attractions. Also, they take you through the best trails depending on how long you want to walk and your physical state.
In my case, we contacted Sebastian, a hiking and trekking guide with 12 years of experience. So you can hike comfortably with someone who knows Jerico like the back of their hand.
It’s an instigating and easy-to-tour circuit. The trail is 3.4 miles long, so it’ll take about two to three hours to go through it, depending on your pace.
Starting the trail, you’ll climb Las Nubes mountain. Las Nubes is over 7381 feet above sea level (2,250m) and has a viewpoint from which you can watch the Cauca River Canyon.
You should also be careful with the ascent and descent in case it has rained as it can be a bit slippery.
From its stone paths and wooden bridges, you can see some representative plants of Jerico, some even in extinction. And if you’re lucky, you might see some animals like:
A wide variety of birds (Golden eagles, toucans, etc.)