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near San Isidro Mazatepec, Jalisco (Mexico)

Caminata empezando con el Volcán de Mazatepéc, pasando por el Bosque La Primavera (antigua Caldera de la Primavera) y terminando en el tapón del Volcán de Tequila.

Hike to visit the three principal types of volcano. Starts with Cerro Mazatl (a cinder cone), then to the center of the Primavera Forest (a volcanic Caldera which exploded violently 100,000 years ago) and ends atop Tequila Volcano (a stratovolcano).
Leave cobblestone road and start crater trail to plug
Rio Salado, continuation of the famous Rio Caliente
Volcanic Plug rising from the crater of Tequila Volcano to a height of 2920 meters above sea level.

2 comments

  • Canbaleón Aug 9, 2017

    Hola me preguntaba cuanto tiempo te tomo hacer esta ruta??, saludos.

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    JohnPint Aug 9, 2017

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