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Canon de la Huasteca

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Address: Carretera Federal No. 40 | 3 Km. al sur pasando Santa Catarina, Monterrey, Mexico
Phone Number: 52-8-3374340
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Description: Rugged mountain great for rock climbing.
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Amazing views of the limestone hills but very crowded on weekends

I visited this place long time ago and again last week. The amazing views are the same but unfortunately i discovered that visiting on a Sunday afternoon makes for an incredibly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I visited this place long time ago and again last week. The amazing views are the same but unfortunately i discovered that visiting on a Sunday afternoon makes for an incredibly crowded scene with very long traffic lines. I would highly recommend avoiding the weekends if possible and going during the week. The hills and the beautiful plants make for... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Huasteca canyon is a beauty to look at in the mornings. If you happen to drive by close or on a high point in Monterrey you may have a fantastic view of the Huasteca with the dusk coloring the area. Or if you like the adventure you can take your bike and visit the canyon for a fun adventure.... More 

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Monterrey, México
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You can either make this a short trip to the park entrance to see the formations, or drive about an hour through the canon to the Rompe Picos Dam. I recommend the later. When hurricanes have hit Monterrey, the canon is completely covered by water. There is an impressive dam that will likely have no water as it will only... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Either by bicycle or skates, or even car, this place is worth going, there is hiking routes, climbing routes, bike paths... well mostly asphalt, and many people around. The place is lively mostly when the "river" has some water on it. Take some time to visit it, its close to the city but since its huge, you will probably will... More 

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Harlingen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Truly one of the most beautiful Canyon vistas just a few hours south of the border. Highly recommend as a day trip or just a drive through Troy to see the Majestic wonders of nature formed into a canyon.Families with small children and even brides were in the area enjoying the day the water and the beautiful sites for picture... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Very close to the city is a national park, where you can appreciate these mountains wall rock formation, is and arid place if you like site seen places, claiming, rappelling, this is quite a place.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The canyon has undergone a ton of changes over the past few years. Roads are back after the hurricane. Simply incredible and a lot of new climbing being developed both single and a lot of huge multi pitch.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Overall I like mountains and this one was no exception, nice place to visit although could not walk through it as it was late in the day. The view is breathtaking

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is definitely one of my favorite spots in the whole city, the views are just amazing, it really makes you see how small you are in comparison to nature. I went there to take some night pictures and they are just absolutely astounding. The ONLY thing I would criticize is that there are no bathrooms, there was only one... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Anyone visiting Monterrey really must make time for a trip into La Huasteca. The views are nothing short of spectacular - pictures cannot do it justice. Since the hurricane, the road is only gravel and I would advise against going more than 4-5 km unless you have a vehicle with good clearance, but even in a small car the first... More 

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