Day Hiker's Paradise

Many day hikes leave from our front door to explore the surrounding Andes.

From front door of the Black Sheep Inn you can choose a ton of hiking trails, with a huge variety of scenery and environment.   Within two hours walk you can reach 4 distinct climate zones

The plateau and ridge hike offer shorter jaunts that let you get acclimated to the altitude (3200 meters) while affording fantastic views.

Once you are comfortable, you can tackle longer journeys to the cloud forest, through the Rio Toachi canyon and up to Lake Quilotoa.

Quilotoa Lagoon Ecuador Trekking

Quilotoa Lagoon

Carved out by a powerful volcanic eruption over 800 years ago, this azure jewel cradled within the crater’s embrace captivates all who behold its beauty.

Views of Toachi river canyon

Rio Toachi Canyon

A rugged testament to nature’s artistry, carves its serpentine path through Ecuador’s verdant landscape, offering adventurers a thrilling journey into its depths.

Canyon Plateau

The Canyon Plateau stands as a majestic expanse of sculpted rock and winding rivers, a testament to the relentless forces of erosion over millennia.

Ridge Hike

Black Sheep Inn is located part way up a mountain ridge.  Hiking up to the top of the ridge above the inn takes about 25 minutes. 

Iliniza Cloud Forest

In the heart of Ecuador’s Andean region, the Iliniza Cloud Forest blankets the landscape with a lush tapestry of biodiversity, shrouded in mist and mystery.

Guantualo Market and Isinlivi

Alive with vibrant colors and bustling activity, immerses visitors in the rich tapestry of Ecuadorian culture, offering a sensory feast of sights, sounds, and flavors.