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Listed under Volcanoes in Quito, Ecuador.

  • Photo of Cotopaxi
  • Photo of Cotopaxi
  • Photo of Cotopaxi
  • Photo of Cotopaxi
  • Photo of Cotopaxi
  • Photo of Cotopaxi
Photo of Cotopaxi
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Cotopaxi is a perfect Fuji-like cone some 19,400 feet high that is widely known as “the world’s highest active volcano.” Cotopaxi hasn’t actually erupted in a century, but the fumaroles in its crater generate a small steam plume so it does look slightly active. Cotopaxi presents a spectacular sight on clear days and is a popular mountain to climb. Ice axe and crampons needed.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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