The Sierra Nevada de Mérida
is the highest mountain range in the largest massif in Venezuela, the Cordillera de Mérida
, which in turn is part of the northern extent of the Cordillera de los Andes (Andes Mountains)
. The Sierra Nevada de Mérida includes the highest peak in Venezuela, Pico Bolívar
, which has an elevation of 4,981 m (16,342 ft.).
The Sierra Nevada National Park is a protected area within the range.