Monguí is the base for some excellent high-altitude hikes. It's one of the starting points for the excellent 18km Páramo de Ocetá trek, although when we visited it was not possible to hike the entire route due to a dispute with local landowners. It's important to hire a local guide who knows which lands are open to hikers.

A slightly easier hike in the area is the half-day trek to the Laguna Colorada, which passes through some gorgeous páramo landscapes with six different species of frailejones.