Understand the different nuances of the Seven Color Mountain

Between colors of different shades, more and more tourists visit and return dazzled to the Seven Colors Mountain in Cusco every year.

This magical sensation, described by each of them, has to do with the experience of the way and more, with the view provided by one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Today, we will see the reasons that made this natural work so colorful. Read this post and find out.


Why does the Seven Colors Mountain have these shades?


The Mountain of Colors, as it is also known the Mountain of the Seven Colors, is located on the trail to Ausangate, 4 hours from Cusco.

If you have not yet seen our post talking about the reasons to visit this wonderful place, see: Why do you need to get to know Montaña de Colores?

According to geologists, the mountains of this region are the result of a continuous adjustment of terrestrial plates.

Already there different tonalities, indicate the presence of fossils and minerals that reflect the age of each colored outcrop.

The colors: blue, bluish green, violet and salmon belong to the oldest rocks, arising long before the formation of the Andes, when it was still there.

Yellow and orange come from more recent periods.

Already the brown tones and creams were shaped by wind and rain.

The rocks help in identifying the periods. For example, the “folds” of sloping slopes, date back more than 500 million years, and were pleated by the action of the waters of the ocean.

In the year 2001, dinosaur footprints were discovered in encrusted rock shells in this region.

Also in the opinion of geologists, the Mountain of the Seven Colors is a true memory of the Earth, a cryptogram of the time.


10 photo inspirations to take on 7 Color Mountain


The eternalization of a trip or trip is essential. When it comes to one of the most beautiful places in the world, it is indisputable.

So we’ve separated 10 photos to inspire you!!


Mountain of Colors - Viajes Cusco


Mountain of Colors - Cusco Viajes


Mountain of Colors - Viajes Cusco


Mountain of Colors


Mountain of Colors Viajes Cusco Peru


Mountain of Colors - Cusco


Mountain of Colors in Cusco


Mountain of Colors | Peru Cusco


Viajes Cusco Mountain of Colors


Mountain of Colors | Cusco



Inspiring Source: Planet Magazine

Images: Street View

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