Valle de la Luna y Valle de la Muerte.
Declared a Sanctuary of Nature. Its landscape resembles the surface of the moon with small but sharp crested hills formed by the wind, such as the three Maria’s and the amphitheater.
This geological site situated at 2,550 meters above sea level, formed 22 million years ago when the folding of the upper strata of the earths crust began to take place. The volcanic activity of the time deposited bits of rock and ash on these folds. Today it is made up of sedimentary rocks with fragments of salt, gypsum, chlorate, borate, and clay. The wind and the atmospheric conditions have carved sculpture shapes with sharp crests, hilltops and waves that transform the landscape into the most extraordinary in our country. The absence of animal and vegetable life as well as the lack of humidity, make this the most inhospitable corner on Earth.
Oct 25, 2011