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Address: San Carlos, Mexico
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Hike in Nacapule Canyon

My wife and I along with friends took a nice hike into the canyon. The plants, rocks and terrain in general were beautiful. In the canyon it is cooler than on the flat desert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Tex53
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I along with friends took a nice hike into the canyon. The plants, rocks and terrain in general were beautiful. In the canyon it is cooler than on the flat desert. I would suggest tennis shoes as there if a ladder to climb where you can get further back in the area. Bring a bottle of water... More 

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Thank Tex53
Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You need to be in fairly good physical condition if you want to experience all that Nacapule has to offer. You can take a easy walk into the canyon, but you cant get into the back of either canyon without scrambling up and down rocky sections. I suggest you go to the end of the canyon directly ahead to the... More 

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Thank MiguelitoyCat
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking in takes about 30 min to get to the fork in the road....take the left one or you will be hiking forever! Fun rocks, and canyon views up close. Walked with two hiking sticks as I had a total knee replacement. a fun experience.

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Thank Judith N J
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a beautiful canyon for a short hike. You start out in desert vegetation and as you enter the canyon it turns into this beautiful green vegetation. Finally the locals are starting to realize the real gem this canyon is. Now there are other options like zip lines and we saw some mountain climbers. There are still areas where... More 

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1 Thank Omigann
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We took this hike with another family and our kids. The kids ages ranged from 6 to 14. We had to help the little one a couple of times but we were all able to complete it.

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Thank Mberich
Nisku, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The mountains, desert and views are beautiful. the changing colours as the sun travels through the sky make the scenery ever changing. You will need good shoes for hiking and if you are pleased with the help you get from the park people, please tip. Quading outside the park is great as well.

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Thank Blaine M
Vail, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great hike for a family outing. Can be hot in the summer, but winter months are great. Have a zipline we haven't tried yet. Our 5 year old loved the boulders and climbing to get to waterfall.

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Thank jenadolfs
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We hiked the canyon in early March 2015. Beautiful canyon, easy to medium hike in the lower parts, exotic plants seen in few places. Hike gets more challenging after a mile or so as the canyon steepens. There was a trickle of water in the little stream that widened a ways up. The sprigs were pretty, cool and shady, which... More 

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Thank MindaJ
VANCOUVER
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Nacapule is a hidden gem just a short bike ride from San Carlos. Go out past the Ranchitos and just keep going down a dirt road and eventually you go through a dry arroyo and up the other side. At this point you look to your left and see a cleft in the mountain. It is now managed by a... More 

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Thank Michael P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very scenic and short hike. There are two hikes they are both short. The ojo trail is more technical with a sketchy wooden rope ladder. Definitely worth the drive out. The signs are pretty good if your driving there yourself. I can't imagine paying for a tour as there are informational signs in spanish and english along each trail. It... More 

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