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.
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