The Area

Black Sheep Inn is situated just north of the town of Chugchilán, on a slope that overlooks the Rio Toachi Canyon.  We are about 30 minutes by vehicle from Laguna Quilotoa, and three hours by vehicle from Cotopaxi National Park.

From the front door of the inn, several day hikes are available:  canyon, the cloud forest, the plateau, and Lake Quilotoa.

Laguna Quilotoa

Lake Quilotoa is a beautiful volcanic crater lake located at 3800 meters (12,400 feet) between the towns of Zumbahua and Chugchilán. 

Cotopaxi Volcano

Iconic Andean volcano, Cotopaxi, stands sentinel with its snow-capped peak, symbolizing both beauty and danger.

Iliniza Cloud Forest

A lush realm of biodiversity draped in mist, where verdant foliage thrives amidst swirling clouds, offering a sanctuary for diverse flora and fauna.

Rio Toachi Canyon

A spectacular testament to the forces of nature, etched deep into the heart of Ecuador’s terrain, enchants with its vast expanse and rugged grandeur, inviting exploration and contemplation

Canyon Plateau

A sprawling expanse of dramatic cliffs and rugged terrain, sculpted by the hands of time, offering a glimpse into Earth’s geological history and captivating the adventurous spirit within.

Local Indigenous Markets

Andean tradition thrives in this area and local markets provide many opportunities to observe how people have been trading for thousands of years.

Chinhalo Furniture Workshop

About two kilometers down the road from Black Sheep Inn is the community of Chinalo, where the Don Bosco Mission is located.

Cheese Factory - in the high paramo

Andean tradition thrives in this area and local markets provide many opportunities to observe how people have been trading for thousands of years