Take a weekend excursion to Cotopaxi! Only a short one- to two-hour trip from Quito, Cotopaxi National Park is one of the most impressive parks in Ecuador, containing the famed Cotopaxi Volcano. Cotopaxi National Park is a popular destination for those looking to hike, climb, trek and enjoy the stunning scenery. Cotopaxi’s ecosystem is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, as well as puma, bear, rabbit, condor, wild horse and fox. The Cotopaxi Volcano is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and one of the few equatorial glaciers.