The Parque nacional natural Los Nevados is located in the jurisdictions of the departments of Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío and Tolima. The park with its majestic summits covers an area of 583 square kilometres and forms the highest part of the Cordillera Central in Colombia. Andean forests grow in the valleys and slopes of the lower part of the park. The wax palm, Colombia’s natural tree, stands out. The fauna is varied: Tapirs, spectacled bears, 20 species of bats and many species of frogs.
The following volcanoes are situated within the area:
Nevado del Ruiz 5'321 m, (Caldas department)
Nevado del Cisne 4'636 m, (Caldas department)
Nevado de Santa Isabel 4'965 m, (between the Caldas, Risaralda and Tolima departments)
Nevado del Quindío 4'760 m (Quindio department)
Nevado del Tolima 5'200 m (Tolima department)
Colombia 1969, Passo del Quindio.
The Passo del Quindio is a natural depression between mountains, which crosses the Cordillera Central. It connects Ibaque in the east with Armenia and Cartago in the west. It is situated in the south of the Nevado del Quindio and the Nevado del Tolima.
Colombia 1978, "Fera de Manicales".
Manicales is the capital city of the Caldas department. It is situated in a mountain region 30 kilometres in the northwest of the volcano Nevado del Ruiz, which is visible from Manicales.
Colombia 1993, Laguna del Otún.
The stamp was issued in the series tourism.
The Laguna del Otún is situated in the southeast of the Nevado de Santa Isabel at an altitude of 3'900 metres within the Parque nacional natural Los Nevados. It covers an area of about 1.5 square kilometres.
Colombia 2003, Laguna Verde.
he Laguna Verde is situated between the Nevado del Cisne in the north and the Nevado de Santa Isabel in the south at an altitude of about 4'300 metres.
Colombia 2017, Parque nacional natural Los Nevados.
The stamps were issued in sheets of 16 stamps
"50 Años Departemento de Risaralda 1967-2017".