The Cotapata National Park and Integrated Management Natural Area (Parque Nacional y Área Natural de Manejo Integrado Cotapata in Spanish) was created in 1993 and covers 40,000 hectares. It is the closest national park to La Paz and easily accessed from the main road to the Yungas region at La Cumbre. The park includes part of the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Real mountains, puna grasslands, cloud forests and subtropical Yungas forests. Around 1,800 plant species and 204 fauna species have been recorded in the Park. It also contains the pre-Columbian "El Choro" trail, a popular trekking route.