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Distance

4.42 mi

Elevation gain

646 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

991 ft

Max elevation

7,604 ft

Trailrank

58

Min elevation

6,952 ft

Trail type

One Way

Moving time

one hour 58 minutes

Time

3 hours one minute

Coordinates

1271

Uploaded

February 25, 2018

Recorded

February 2018

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7,604 ft
6,952 ft
4.42 mi

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near Santa Ana (Santana), Guanajuato (Mexico)

Like so many trails in the area, there are options. While we started at the bridge just east of Santa Ana, it may be easier to start in the village, or even the former mine site further to the west. While we hugged the west shore of the lake/presa for the first part of the hike, I suspect it would have been easier to find a trail (likely a few cattle trails) higher up above the lake to avoid some rough areas and having to climb a couple of steep sections.

It appears that it might be easy to follow above the east shore of the lake although the side we traversed had a couple of wonderful potential camping spots.

At the end of the Presa (at the dam), there are wonderful hiking opportunities to the west. We headed up a ridge towards the cell phone towers and, from the top, following the ridge south before descending towards Panteon Nuevo (New Cemetery) and the Colonia of Pueblito Rocha.

Again, I believe our hiking time was a more than indicated in Wikiloc (close to three hours), although, finding an easier route above the west shore of the lake probably would have reduced hiking time considerably.
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Start of our route, east of Santa Ana.

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Santa Ana

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From the head of the Presa/reservoir/lake
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Santa Ana

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Archaeological site

One of two churches in the village of Santa Ana

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One of two churches in the village of Santa Ana

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Ruin at the start of the west shore of the lake.

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Looking south at the beginning of the west shore.

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Along south shore of Presa Santana

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Looking south along Presa Santana

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End of Presa Santa Ana

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One of the channels heading west from Presa Santa

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water break
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Looking north back along Presa Santana

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Looking east from west shore.

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Looking back along towards Santa Ana

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Looking south beyond the Presa

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At the dam

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Looking down at the outlet.
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Above the dam

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Looking back north over Presa Santa Ana
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Climbing to the ridge

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One of a few small homes in the back country.
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From the ridge

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Looking towards Valenciana
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Along the ridge

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Looking east over Guanajuato towards La Bufa.
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Along the ridge

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Adobe casita along the ridge
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Along the ridge

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View east over Guanajuato
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Along the ridge

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Looking east over Guanajuato and La Bufa
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Beginning the descent

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Looking south with La Purisima in the distance.
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On the descent

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Remains of ancient road with Guanajuato in the distance
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Halfway down the descent

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Former mine building?
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Panteon Nuevo

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At the end of the trail is the large 'new cemetery'
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Panteon Nuevo

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Views from the New Cemetery to the South.

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