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Colossus Costa Rica Trail Running Expedition

June 10, 2012

La Ruta Adventures proudly introduces The Colossus Costa Rica trail running expedition. The Colossus may be better known internationally as the Irazu Volcano but the locals call it “El Coloso” due to its past devastation.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 09, 2012

La Ruta Adventures proudly introduces The Colossus Costa Rica trail running expedition. The Colossus may be better known internationally as the Irazu Volcano but the locals call it “El Coloso” due to its past devastation.

Colossus is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica with a summit elevation of 11,260 feet and has an area of 190 square miles. The volcano is at least 854,000 years old with eruption peaks at 570,000 years. The most recent active phase has been from 136,000 years to present.

The trail running expedition kicks off at an elevation of 1200 feet and for roughly the next two hours participants will steadily increase their elevation to a peak of 9800 feet.

The gorgeous trail leads runners across tidy farming villages of pastel houses. Colossuses neighboring villages are famous for nutrient rich soil and produces some of the countries best strawberries. There are many local farmers selling their delicious fruits roadside.

As the trail continues participants enter gorgeous protected areas with lush high mountain vegetation. Most of the flora is arrayan, arracachillo, cedar, black oak and poor man´s umbrella. A variety of birds can be found including the volcano junco, sooty robin, woodpeckers and hummingbirds. Local mammals include coyotes, rabbits, weasels and armadillos.

Upon reaching the volcanoes crater runners will be amazed at what they find. The windswept Diego de la Haya crater is one hundred meters deep and resembles the moons surface. When the wind is not blowing a mineral-tinted lake reveals itself to visitors.

The unforgettable Colossus trail running expedition is available as part of the 7-day, 6-night Volcano Running Venture package. The package also includes Pacuare white water rafting, rain forest canopy tours and a zip line course. For more information please click here or call La Ruta Adventures at 1.888.430.4943.

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