Zunil

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A very lofty landform, Zunil volcano is visible from long distances and is one of the least visited volcanoes in Guatemala. Zunil belongs to the oldest geological generation of the Guatemalan volcanoes. It is a heavily eroded cone, with no apparent crater. The area is very cold during the night, and the path up goes through very lush sub tropical rainforest, making it a great experience. The path starts at Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs, and winds its way through the mountain until reaching the sharp peak, which offers a great view of other Guatemalan volcanoes, including Atitlan, Santo Tomas, San Pedro, Toliman, Agua, Fuego, Acatenango, Santa Maria, and others.

Elevation (feet): 11,621
Elevation (meters): 3,542
Continent: North America
Country: Guatemala
Range/Region: Sierra Madre del Sur
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec
Nearest major airport: La Aurora, Guatemala City
Convenient Center: Zunil, Quetzaltenango

Thanks to Jonathan Boarini for adding this peak.

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Trip Reports

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There are 4 trip reports for Zunil.

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  • Log #21921 - by Christian Rodriguez on Feb 18, 2010
    Really nice and hard hike. 3 different routes and a very long travesy including Santo Tomas volcano.
  • Log #18809 - by an anonymous user on Feb 14, 2006
    Enter into the spirit of Las Fuentes Georginas. Catch a ride or drive to the hot springs and spend the night in the one of the cabins. Relax in the hot springs and have a drink from the poolside bar....
  • Log #11442 - by Eduardo Rubio Herrera on Nov 29, 2001
    I saw an Eagle flying over the summit. Its a nice volcano. Nice views from the summit of Santa Maria, Santiaguito, and on the other side, to Atitlan zone. I simply recomend it.
  • Log #11443 - by José Alberto Franco on Aug 06, 2001
    This was a hard volcano, because of the season I summited, it was very wet. I had to make some climbing, not too much, but I had to... Well, if you need information about this peak, email me...