Sierra de las Quijadas National Park

Sierra de las Quijadas - Farallones

Location: It is situated in the northwest side of San Luis, in Belgrano and Ayacucho departments.

Surface: It covers 150.000 hectares approximately.

Created: It was created in 1991 in order to protect representative ambient of the Chaco Arido and the Monte, and its archaeological and palentological sites.

Plants: jarilla, garabato, brea, diversas cactáceas -tunas, cardoncitos, puquis, claveles del aire, quebracho blanco, algarrobo, espinillo and chañar.

Animals: guanacos, pecaríes de collar, rabbit de los palos, maras, pumas, turtle terrestre común, halcón peregrino, coronada eagle, pichiciego menor, cardenal amarillo, reinamora.


Characteristics: PN Sierra de las Quijadas (Sierra de las Quijadas National Park) protects representatives ambient of the Chaco Arido and the Monte, and its archaeological and palentological sites.

PN Sierra de las Quijadas (Sierra de las Quijadas National Park) belongs to Monte de Llanuras y Mesetas and Chaco Seco eco-regions.

“Monte de Llanuras y Mesetas” eco-region, which belongs to the driest region of Argentina, has plains landscapes and stage mesetas. The weather is dry warm with rains between 100 and 200 mm and high termical amplitudes. The vegetation decreases to the south, “cardonales” and “algarrobos” dissapear. The fauna is similar to patagonic steppes.

Sierra de las Quijadas.


Pelegrino Halcón

Argentina National Parks

San Luis Province