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Cerro El Brujo, Easy day hike with summit in Puebla

Cerro El Brujo, Easy day hike with summit in Puebla

Explore El Brujo and reach its summit with one of our expert guides. Get ready for bigger ascents in the area like Iztaccihuatl and Pico de Orizaba, with this private trip.


Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt

1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Open to everyone

All Levels


  • Stand at the top of El Brujo with one of our expert guides.
  • Reach its incredible summit and get dazzling views of the area.
  • Prepare for higher ascents like Pico de Orizaba and Iztaccihuatl.


Cerro El Brujo, or The Sorcerer, is a majestic volcanic dome near the town of Santa Maria Coatepec in the state of Puebla, Mexico.

El Brujo is a beautiful asymmetrical cinder cone with its craters and summit at 2,930 m.a.s.l., at its southern tip. Ascending from this side is quite easy, allowing an elevation gain of over 400 meters within 1 hour of hiking. But there are other areas we can climb it from, like its northern slopes, which provide a gentle ascent too. And it is the perfect training for the nearby peaks like Pico de Orizaba, Nevado de Colima or Iztaccihuatl.  

Due to its unique terrain known as malpais or badland, which consists in debris flows, lava and even recent ash, it is not suitable for agriculture. However, this has allowed it to maintain its original ecosystem of grassland, as well as pine and oak woods.

Reaching this marvellous place is easy. From Mexico City or the city of Puebla you can head to San Salvador el Seco and then Santa María Coatepec. Then, once we arrive to El Brujo the route we’ll follow is pretty straight forward. And when we reach its upper parts, we’ll find multiple ways to its summit.

Finally, at the top of El Brujo, we’ll encounter a chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, along with a Mexican flag. The views we will get from here are simply breathtaking and will make all our effort worth it.

Do you want to join one of our expert guides on this private trip? Request to book this trip today and don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity

We also offer this 1-day guided expedition to La Malinche (4.461 m), for another ascent nearby.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

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