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The chance to see a lot of the park relatively quickly will appeal to tourist with limited time to spend at El Yunque.

Officials at Puerto Rico’s popular El Yunque tropical rain forest have unveiled its first ever trolley system.

The $2.3 million system features three trolleys with a capacity of 66 passengers that will guide tourists from Yokahu Tower to the path that leads to Mt. Britton.

Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi says tours will begin July 3 and are free for two years.

He said Friday that the municipality of Rio Grande will pick up the $75,000 annual tab to operate the U.S.-funded trolley system.

El Yunque is the only tropical rain forest within the U.S. forest system.


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Photo credit: El Yunque rainforest. Chris Amelung / Flickr

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