CUATRO PALOS

Located in one of the highest and most spectacular ridges of the Sierra Gorda, this place’s vistas and the meeting point of the two ecosystems that it guards will leave you breathless. At the tip of the Cerro de la Media Luna (Half Moon Mountain in Spanish), where the oak forests meet the semi-desert and large cliffs rise up, you can enjoy the astonishing panoramic views. This is without a doubt one of the most scenic places in the Sierra Gorda.

Recommendations

The point of observation is the property of the community of Cuatro Palos. The women’s cooperative offers accommodation, campgrounds, and guides to visit the site.

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Bird watching
  • Star watching
  • Landscape photography
  • Camping

HOW TO GET THERE

Take Federal Highway 120 (San Juan del Rio – Xilitla). At kilometer 132.5, where the community of La Cañada is located turn to a dirt road and follow it for five kilometers until you arrive to the community of Cuatro Palos. There you can hire a guide and hike for approximately 25 minutes to the point of observation, on a trail which ascends to 2700 MASL.