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Canyoneering

Santiago

El Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey is synonymous with canyoning in Mexico, a tourist, recreational, and sports activity. Around the Pueblo Mágico of Santiago, there are at least five points where you can practice it, preferably with appropriate equipment and experienced guides.

The activity takes place in a canyon -hence its name- through which you advance (sometimes without the option of turning back) by jumping or sliding on waterfalls, rappelling, walking along streams, getting into caves, and facing all kinds of challenges.

There are many options and routes: dry or wet canyoning, or different degrees of difficulty in places like Matacanes, Hidrofobia, El Laberinto, El Salto or Chipitín.

The experts assure that the route of Matacanes, which can be covered in about ten hours, is the most complete because it includes all the challenges of canyoning: slides, waterfalls where you can rappel down, pools where you must swim, hiking, jumps into the water (the highest one is four meters high), caverns and even a subway river.

Although the Hidrofobia route does not stay behind and also qualifies among the favorite routes of the lovers of the canyoning. Located in Potrero Redondo, it includes a hike to the Chipitin waterfall, which is 75 meters ( 246 feet) high, natural slides, a 15-meter (50 feet) waterfall jump, swimming in crystal-clear water channels, and unexpected surprises.

But those who prefer to start with something softer can opt for El Laberinto, where dry canyoning is practiced, suitable for the whole family, which includes rappelling and ziplining. This excursion can be complemented with a visit to El Salto, which includes a walk through the Cañón de San Cristóbal to reach an 80-meter ( 262-foot) deep hole that can be rappelled (or walked, for those who don't dare).

El Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey is synonymous with canyoning in Mexico, a tourist, recreational, and sports activity. Around the Pueblo Mágico of Santiago, there are at least five points where you can practice it, preferably with appropriate equipment and experienced guides.

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The activity takes place in a canyon -hence its name- through which you advance (sometimes without the option of turning back) by jumping or sliding on waterfalls, rappelling, walking along streams, getting into caves, and facing all kinds of challenges.

There are many options and routes: dry or wet canyoning, or different degrees of difficulty in places like Matacanes, Hidrofobia, El Laberinto, El Salto or Chipitín.

The experts assure that the route of Matacanes, which can be covered in about ten hours, is the most complete because it includes all the challenges of canyoning: slides, waterfalls where you can rappel down, pools where you must swim, hiking, jumps into the water (the highest one is four meters high), caverns and even a subway river.

Although the Hidrofobia route does not stay behind and also qualifies among the favorite routes of the lovers of the canyoning. Located in Potrero Redondo, it includes a hike to the Chipitin waterfall, which is 75 meters ( 246 feet) high, natural slides, a 15-meter (50 feet) waterfall jump, swimming in crystal-clear water channels, and unexpected surprises.

But those who prefer to start with something softer can opt for El Laberinto, where dry canyoning is practiced, suitable for the whole family, which includes rappelling and ziplining. This excursion can be complemented with a visit to El Salto, which includes a walk through the Cañón de San Cristóbal to reach an 80-meter ( 262-foot) deep hole that can be rappelled (or walked, for those who don't dare).

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