The view of Quito from the Rucu Pichincha is breathtaking. And also you can see the other peaks of the Pichincha like Guagua Pichincha, Padre Encantado and Condor Guachaman.
Climbing to the Rucu Pichincha is not so difficult and it will take around 5 hours to get near the summit.
How to reach Rucu Pichincha Volcano?
The easiest way to get to the Rucu is to take the Teleferico up to Cruz Loma and from there it will take around 2 to 3 hours to get to the Rucu Pichincha.
Another way is to climb the Antenas from Occidental Avenue at "Urbanizacion Mutualista Pichincha" it will take around 6 hours to get to the Rucu.
Antenas or Condor Guachana (4 050 meters)
The Antenas is a small mountain located 5.2 km from Quito. In this mountain there are placed every antennas of the TV and radio stations of Quito. It's a great route for trekking and for mountain biking. Its summit is reached in 3 hours.
For more information about the volcanic activity of the Guagua Pichincha visit the following website: