Ajusco

Elevation (feet): 12,992
Elevation (meters): 3,960
Continent: North America
Country: Mexico
Range/Region: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Latitude: 19.2075
Longitude: -99.258056
Difficulty: Walk up
Volcanic status: Extinct
Nearest major airport: Mexico City

Thanks to Nicole Carrillo and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

52 million year old volcano, is on the south end of Mexico City. Drive up to "El Refugio" and park, then there are several trails that lead up to the peak, once above the treeline it gets quite steep and rocky. There is a large copper cross at the peak. The view of the city is spectacular (if you are lucky and the clouds disipate).

It has no permanent snow. Hardly every winter gets a few inches of the white stuff. It's an easy walk to the summit, a bit harder via the lodge route, but a walk after all. It was climbed regularly by the Aztecs long before the Spaniards arrived in this part of the world. It can be climbed any day of the year, any day!

Additional text and data by Diego Echeagaray:

Ajusco has two main summits: La Cruz del Marques (3,960 metres) and Pico del Aguila (3,930 metres). Both are easily reached after 1.5 to 2 hours. The trails are clearly marked. No permanent snow fields or galciers. Some rock climbing can be performed on the northern side of the mountain.

Thanks to Nicole Carrillo for this description.

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