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Canon de la Huasteca

Carretera Federal No. 40 | 3 Km. al sur pasando Santa Catarina, Monterrey, Mexico
52-8-3374340
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Ranked #19 of 60 attractions in Monterrey
Type: Mountains
Description: Rugged mountain great for rock climbing.
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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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monterrey, nuevo leon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

If looking for a place near the city of Monterrey to practice rock climbing, "El cañón de la Huasteca" is a great place to start, has many routes with different degrees of difficulty and on the weekends you will always find a fellow climber willing to share experience and goo stories with you. Beware of the lonely dogs that abound... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Walking and hiking in the canyon is beautiful and great fun, however, you need to go with someone who has been there before. The roads are washed out from the hurricane, but are being re-paved as I type this (which is actually a bit disappointing. I love the rough ride and rural-feel you get once you pass in to the... More

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Culiacan, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Was a beautiful place, full of air and tranquility. I used to go there to have an special moment, inner space. But unfortunately due to insecurity and violence that Nuevo Leon is linving and having you cannot go there at night and on weekends is so full that sometimes people use to drink and get drunk. Very poor security. That's... More

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Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

This is past of the Cumbres National Park, which covers most of the mountains to the south and south west of Monterrey. La huasteca has the most incredible geology as all this is limestone and was once part of an ancient sea bed you can find shells and sea fossils in the stones, Also see how the rock was folded,... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

This is really a beautiful place. But the road was washed out making access difficult.

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sofia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

book in advance. the guides are extremely pofessional. I don't know another place on the world where you can do so extreme climbing without having a professional experience.

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Akron, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2010

The best thing about Monterrey, Mexico is the surrounding mountain range, and this was a great way to see it. These mountains have ridges that are unlike any I've seen in the US. They are bizarre and random and stunning. We didn't rock climb with ropes -- we had 4 kids under the age of 8 with us -- but... More

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