Hiking on the summit of Citlaltépetl

Coscomatepec de Bravo , Veracruz

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The Citlaltepetl or Pico de Orizaba is the highest mountain within Mexico’s borders, whose natural features offer an ideal environment for mountaineering and hiking. Coscomatepec serves as the main access point to begin your ascent of the northern face of the volcano.


While reaching the summit of Citlaltepetl is reserved for professional mountaineers, hiking at lower elevations is available to amateurs.
Start your hike on the slopes of the mountain and ascend along paths surrounded by pines and oaks. Enjoy the local flora and fauna; with any luck, you may also spot a lynx or a deer. 


From the warm plains, gaze out at the conifer forests and expansive grasslands,. Two surprises await at the top: the Grand Millimeter Telescope and the Great Height Mexican Solar Observatory.

 

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