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“Heart-pumping climb, with views to match.”

Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Patzcuaro
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Owner description: Located just outside of town, this small volcano provides excellent views of Patzcuaro.
Portland, Maine
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189 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Heart-pumping climb, with views to match.”
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

This a wonderful place for your morning walk. The initial climb is steady. Just when you think you are at the top you see the steep stairs to the actual summit. These steps up to the top will dust off the cardiovascular system. One can see all of Patzcuaro, as well as the lake.

Visited July 2013
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Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
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69 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“A Hill With A View”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a hill with a view that gives a panoramic vista of Lake Pátzcuaro and of Pátzcuaro itself. As to the "Volcan" description, it is the cinder cone remnant of a no longer active volcano.

But if you want a great view, it's Pátzcuaro's premier viewpoint.

Visited October 2013
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Milford, NE
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67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Hike up Estribo Grande”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

We always enjoy hiking up Estribo Grande. (you may also drive up) Indeed, it does have excellent views of Patzcuaro, Lake Patzcuaro, and Isla de Janitzio. After arriving at the lookout, you may also choose to go up 418 steps to the REAL TOP. Unfortunately, last week Estribo was on fire! It's all still passable, however, much of the underbrush has burned, and nearest the top, the fire even hopped the main road to the other side. Nature recovers, though. . . and the rains are coming. (the photo was taken August 2012)

Visited April 2013
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