Talampaya National Park is a geological treasure in La Rioja Province of Argentina, in the Cuyo region. The park covers an area of 215,000 hectares but only 5% is accessible to the visitor. The rest is a research area.
Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000, it is an environmental, economic and social promoter of nearby populations that have a chance to develop thanks to sustainable tourism.
The Talampaya gorge has walls of up to 143 m high, that rose 250 million years ago, and its rock formations attract 60,000 visitors a year. Talampaya's attraction are the intensely red canyons, which are truly impressive.