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Valle de Piedras Encimadas (Stacked Stone Valley)

Zacatlán

Zacatlán de las Manzanas, in Puebla, is characterized by the natural wonders that surround it, such as el Valle de Piedras Encimadas (Stacked Stone Valley), located 15 min. away from the city center.

Once you arrive, you will immediately discover the reason for its name: it is composed of over 240 volcanic rock formations of monumental proportions. Although these formations were shaped only by the wind, the townspeople prefer to recount a local legend that insists that they were molded by giants. Some of these stony sculptures are over a million years old, according to research undertaken by scientists from the Autonomous National University (UNAM) in 2009.

Blurred by the fog and aided by your imagination, these structures seem to take the shape of towers, animals, and humans. Some even challenge the laws of gravity by rising straight up from the flat or sloping landscape. These structures are distributed throughout the 300-hectare (742 acres) valley, making it an ideal place for hiking. However, if hiking's not your thing, you can also rent a horse or an ATV in order to visit the most popular of these formations.

Stacked Stone Valley also offers several extreme sports, such as a 600-meter (1,969 feet) zipline circuit and bubble ball sumo wrestling. There is also a small zoo you can visit.

On the weekends, you will find Mexican fare on offer or, if you prefer, you can bring your own lunch box and have a picnic in the middle of the coniferous forest.
Zacatlán de las Manzanas, in Puebla, is characterized by the natural wonders that surround it, such as el Valle de Piedras Encimadas (Stacked Stone Valley), located 15 min. away from the city center.

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Once you arrive, you will immediately discover the reason for its name: it is composed of over 240 volcanic rock formations of monumental proportions. Although these formations were shaped only by the wind, the townspeople prefer to recount a local legend that insists that they were molded by giants. Some of these stony sculptures are over a million years old, according to research undertaken by scientists from the Autonomous National University (UNAM) in 2009.

Blurred by the fog and aided by your imagination, these structures seem to take the shape of towers, animals, and humans. Some even challenge the laws of gravity by rising straight up from the flat or sloping landscape. These structures are distributed throughout the 300-hectare (742 acres) valley, making it an ideal place for hiking. However, if hiking's not your thing, you can also rent a horse or an ATV in order to visit the most popular of these formations.

Stacked Stone Valley also offers several extreme sports, such as a 600-meter (1,969 feet) zipline circuit and bubble ball sumo wrestling. There is also a small zoo you can visit.

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