El Morrillo Natural Reserve

The Tres Cuernos in Morrillo Natural Reserve

The Tres Cuernos in Morrillo Natural Reserve

El Morrillo Private Ecological Reserve belongs to the Private Protected Wild Area’s Network (RAPP), which CODEFF manages in Chile and have 1000 hectares. It takes its name from an impressive and very high rock – El Morrillo – that looks like an indian’s head and in front of his mouth there is a cavern called La Pájara de Oro (The Golden Bird) which have created a curious legend about the Indian, her fiancé and the rescue from a mythological bird.

From the natural viewpoint indicated at El Morrillo Private Ecological Reserve there are magnificent views from Lircay river’s valley, where its backwaters create crystal clear water ponds in which you can swim and another geological formations such as Los Tres Cuernos (The Three Horns) and La Teta de la Monja (The Nun’s Breast)

The great amount of flora that exists at El Morrillo Private Ecological Reserve is distributed in 70% from the property corresponding to forest areas where you find 138 vegetal species and 24 species exclusive of this area. Is comparable to the typical forests you can find in the south where the main species are oak, Nothofagus obliqua and coihue.

El Morrillo Private Ecological Reserve has the greatest amount of Nothofagus in the whole country. The kind of fauna that exist at El Morrillo Private Ecological Reserve is represented by 81 species, 18 of which are endemic. Here you can make excursions, horseback rides and trekking expeditions.