Serranía de las Minas

The Serranía de las Minas is a mountainous region in the Central Andes near Puracé National Natural Park in the Department of Huila of Colombia. This area gives rise to the waters of the Magdalena River. It is a proposed Flora and Fauna Sanctuary for the existence of primary montane forest and habitat for many important species of amphibians, mammals, and birds.[1]

Serranía de las Minas
Serranía de las Minas is located in Colombia
Serranía de las Minas
Serranía de las Minas
Highest point
Elevation2,700 m (8,900 ft)
Coordinates2°09′36″N 76°10′055″W / 2.16000°N 76.18194°W / 2.16000; -76.18194Coordinates: 2°09′36″N 76°10′055″W / 2.16000°N 76.18194°W / 2.16000; -76.18194
Area156 km2 (60 sq mi)
Country Colombia


The mountains are located within the municipalities of Tarqui, La Plata, La Argentina, El Pital, and Oporapa and encompasses an area of approximately 156 square kilometres (60 sq mi). The highest mountain peaks reach up to 2,700 metres (8,900 ft).[2]


  1. ^ "BirdLife International - Serranía de las Minas".
  2. ^ "Bosques andinos y subandinos de la Serranía de las Minas" (PDF).