Took the Flecha Amarilla bus from Queretaro for about $5, and got off on the main road. It's a little hike through the village (really quiet mid-week), with lots of little snack bars and souvenir stands. Then you kind of wind your way up through the streets to the base of the Pena. There's a really good ice cream place half way up on the left where samples are offered. It just looks like a small open room, so keep an eye out.
We followed (we thought) the trail to the right at the base up the hill, but then got told by a park warden on a ATV that the trail was closed, and we had to go back down. Then we found the other trail, which was far more rocky. It's fairly steep and rough in places, and after coming from almost sea level, I found the air quite thin. I needed to take a break every couple of minutes, as I just couldn't get enough oxygen with each breath. By the time I got to the final look-out (maybe about 30 minutes from the base), my legs felt dead. Really nice view from there, and I went past the look-out onto the open rock face, but felt with my now-wobbly legs, I shouldn't be taking too many chances on a steep face with no railings. So I didn't get to see over the other side, but at least I survived to tell the tale! It's not really that tough, but if you haven't acclimatized to the elevation (about 2500m), then you might find it challenging. My teenagers were really tired, but we saw a 2 year old walk up, so I guess it depends on what you are used to.
Nice BBQ restaurant on the main highway across from the bus stop on the way back.
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