OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Stop 4: Laguna Colorada

Laguna Colorada  22°13'4.38"S  67°43'53.07"W

Laguna Colorada Panorama

The Laguna Colorada ignimbrite shield is named after the Laguna Colorada salt lake on its western edge.  Laguna Colorada is a vibrantly red lake with islands of white borax.  Algae and sediments give Laguna Colorada its red color.  

Laguna Colorada Steam

Flamingos and tourist frequent its waters and the nearby village of Huayajara.  

Flamingo

From the ignimbrite shield you are treated with an excellent view of the lake.

Laguna Colorada Panorama