Introduction to Blue Gates
The Cuifeng Trail (Blue Gate 1 and Blue Gate 2) is located in the “Important Habitat Environment of Ruiyan Creek Wild Animals” within the jurisdiction of the Nantou Forestry Management Office of the Forest Service Bureau. The reserve is located in Renai Township, Nantou County, covering an area of 2,574 hectares. The altitude ranges from 1210 meters to 3416 meters (the trail is about 1800M above sea level). The vegetation in the area includes native broad-leaved forests, mixed coniferous and broad-leaved forests, coniferous forests, alpine shrubs and grass habitats and other mountain flora. It also contains a wealth of birds, mammals, forest stream ecosystems and other various biological resources.
This area was set up as an important habitat for wild animals in October 1980. In addition to dispatching inspectors to conduct regular and irregular inspections, the Nantou Forest Management Office of the Forestry Bureau also surveys the natural resources in the area by task grouping. Known plant species include 816 species in 146 families, 26 species in 12 families of mammals, 116 species in 34 families of birds, 20 species in 5 families of reptiles, 9 species in 4 families of amphibians, and 4 species in 3 families of fishes.
According to the provisions of the Forest Law, people or academic institutions should first fill out an application form (attached) and send it to the Nantou Forest District Management Office of the Forestry Bureau to obtain an entry permit.