In this strong point of tourism in Mendoza, known only by a few, it is possible to cross with tunduques (a type of also known as tuco-tuco rodent), foxes and cuises, and birds such as the delicate Hummingbird or imposing hawks and eagles. Among the plant species abound the cactus, graminous, jarrillas and you chanares brea, Patagonian species this last of intricate branches, one of the few trees that survive the arid climate of mountain. Long Divisadero natural reserve is located in the foothills of the Cordillera de los Andes, at only 8 km from Mendoza Capital. It covers a protected natural area, which was declared interest in 1983, which gets its name from the Hill Divisadero, natural elevation that allowed natives to spot herds of guanacos and other animals to give them hunting. The reserve comprises 492 hectares of Triassic and tertiary geological strata entirely bare.
An amazing landscape where emerge mountaintops sedimentary rocks that have been formed over more than 200 millions of years. There are abundant animal and plant species both plain and mountain. The long Divisadero reserve is visited each year by about 4000 students. All those visitors who know their existence, for its part, choose it to practice trekking, bike rides and other activities and mountain sports there. Due to its location, between the tourist departments of Las Heras and Capital, it is quick and easy access to those staying in any of the numerous and comfortable hotels in Mendoza capital as well as Las Heras.
Lately, the reserve facilities were remodelled by the high standards of tourism in Mendoza. Included, among other comfort details, signage in Braille system for the convenience of blind tourists. A team of Rangers permanently cares place, caring for a time by the safety of visitors and the protection and conservation of the invaluable natural and ecological heritage. The marbled landscapes of long Divisadero reserve, with its sculpted stripes patiently by mother nature for millions of years they summon to imagine what would our ancestors to contemplate the place from the same site that we do today. And to feel so deeply part of the cycle of life and the eternal fate of nature. The incredible scenery from Mendoza make the task easy.