Tafi del Valle and El Mollar
Reserva natural provincial Los Sosa
The road from San Miguel de Tucumán goes through the spectacular gorge of the Los Sosas River. It sneaks it way along the river through a dense subtropical forest to the La Angostura Reservoir in Tafi del Valle.
Parque Provincial de los Menhires - El Mollar
The Menhirs Provincial Park, also known under the name Reserva Arqueológica Los Menhires is home to more than 50 megaliths carved in granite rock. These menhirs are about 2000 years old and there were made by the Tafi culture. They originate from several places along the El Rincón River located in the valley. Unfortunately, several menhirs have been damaged by successive relocations during the last decades.
The menhirs were carried from their original location to this park in several waves. The first relocation occurred in 1915, then during the military dictatorship of 1977, hundreds of stones were moved to a hill near the La Angostura Reservoir. In 2002, to preserve this cultural heritage, the government relocated once more all the menhirs to the actual park where they are guarded by the authorities.
Tafi del Valle and Reserva natural La Angostura
Hike to Cerro El Pelao
From the town of Tafi del Valle, there is a nice hike to Cerro de la Cruz and then to Cerro El Pelao.
All along the path, they are fantastic views of the town, La Angostura Reservoir, and the town of El Mollar.