The National Park of Ifrane is located in the Middle Atlas 60 km south of Fez and extends on an area
of 51,800 hectares between 1300 and 2440 m of altitude. It is the largest water reserve of Morocco with
beautiful forests, particularly green oak and cedar tree forests and it is a major territory
of extensive pastoralization.
The park is home of a flora of more than 1000 species including about 250 endemic species and a rich fauna. The emblematic animal of the national park is the macaque monkey (monkey magot), but with its many lakes the park is an important refuge for wintering birds and long-distance migratory birds, it is home to a rich avifauna of over 200 species, including rare species.
The national park offers nice hiking possibilities in various terrains: cedar, causses, lakes, waterfalls ... In winter the park becomes a great terrain for cross-country skiing, although this sport is little developped in Morocco.