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Ajusco Volcano is located south of Mexico City. At 3,930 m (12,890 ft), it is the highest point in the region and offers stunning views of the Valley of Mexico. Compare and book a certified guide for your Ajusco Volcano Mountain Climbing trip with Explore-Share.com. Take a pick from our Ajusco Volcano Mountain Climbing selection. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Ajusco Volcano

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Ajusco Volcano?

Ajusco, also known as Malacatepetl, is Mexico’s most popular climbing spot. This 3,937 m (12,917 ft) 52 million-year-old lava dome volcano overlooks the Valley of Mexico and boasts stunning views, as well as offering a respite from the city at just a short car or bus drive away. There are three routes to the top. The south side route is the easiest, the “Lodge Route” takes you to the northwest ridge of the crater, and the north side also offers rock climbing options. Climb Ajusco in a day and enjoy the wonderful environment of this unique location near Mexico City.

Why should I choose Ajusco Volcano for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Amazing views and geology

The Ajusco volcano offers stunning views of the Valley of Mexico and of the city. It is an important local destination for outdoor activities.

Part of the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt

Ajusco belongs to the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt which boasts the highest peaks in the country! This beautiful lava dome is surrounded by block and ash flow deposits.

Pre-Hispanic site at the summit

At the summit of Ajusco is a Pre-Hispanic site where many artifacts have been discovered.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Ajusco Volcano?

Average highs are 26 °C (78 °F) and lows are -4 °C (26 °F), specially higher up. During the winter, Ajusco is one of the few places that sees snow in the region.

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What currency is accepted around Ajusco Volcano?

Mexican Peso and US Dollar

How can I get to Ajusco Volcano?

Take a car or bus from Mexico City (approximately 1.5 hour drive)

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When is the best time to travel to Ajusco Volcano for Mountain Climbing?

From November to March which is the dry season.

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