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“A great hike!”

The Sleeping Indian Girl
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Narragansett, Rhode Island
Level 5 Contributor
30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“A great hike!”
Reviewed January 13, 2014

We spent three nights in El Valle de Anton in December 2013. We are a family of four with a 16 year old girl and a 12 year old girl.

We love to hike, so we decided to give this hike a try.

We had a good map of El Valle de Anton from our bed and breakfast. However, the location of La India Dormida is misleading on the map. The best way to get to La India Dormida is to walk, park, drive or take a taxi to Piedra Pintada. Here, you pay about $2 per person and begin your walk.

You do not need a guide at all.

You walk past the bathroom and tables of art for sale. You see the ancient rock markings. Then, you pass a series of waterfalls. These falls are lovely and you can stop to swim in them. We swam post hike.

After the last waterfall, you come into a forest. This is where it is easy to get lost. There is sign in the trees that says you are at the entrance to La India Dormida. You MUST take a hard, sharp left at this sign. If you miss this left, you will summit the mountain to the right.

After the left, you hike for about 40 more minutes if you are fit. You arrive at the top of the head of the Sleeping Indian Girl. From here, you can hike for up to three more hours across her entire body and back down into the valley. We spent some time up top and then returned the way we came up.

We swam in the pools. Bring towels.

From the start to the summit for us was about 1.5 hours. There are some steep sections. Wear sneakers. Bring water. This hike is worth the effort.

It was a lovely, lovely hike. We highly recommend it.

Visited December 2013
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Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“great hike”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

definitely worth to climb it. not particularly difficult, half-a-day-activity, great views from the top. another plus is that there are different ways to reach the top, so you don't need to go back the same way as you came. A guide is not necessary, to go up you can ask some locals on the street, and to come down you can't get lost, as long as you keep your eye on the valley.

Visited December 2013
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Coral Gables, Florida
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“Interesting”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Its interesting to try to decipher the silhouete of the girl in the mountain. Ask locals -they're very helpful.

Visited January 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“You can hike or just swim in a pool”
Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We hiked up to the top and returned down the same way. It was definitely a challenge to do it as fast as we did, since it was the end of the day. Views from the top were worth the trip. Many people just swim in the pool that is an easy hike in. Like most place, foreigners pay more than locals to get in. If you can't pay the 3.50, then start the hike at the other end of the trail, some miles to the south but be prepared to spend at least three hours walking.

Visited December 2013
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Thank Kanark
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“A great hike”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Great views when you emerge on the summit and a suer hike along the ridge. Best to 'hitch' a lift back down the road to town.

Visited December 2013
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