El Cuexcomate

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Cuexcomate, from the nahuatl "cuexcomatl" means "clay pot" or "place to keep". Its the smallest volcano in the world, with only 13 mts. elevation. Its in the middle of the city of Puebla. It was formed on 1664, by an eruption of the Popocatepetl, (an active volcano) with sulfhidric water, geiser and volcanic lava. There are even stairs to climb up into the crater. You can find that in the top of the volcano is a big leck (the crater).

There are stairs so you can decend into the volcano. At the bottom, you can see water, ashes and rests of volcanic lava.

Elevation (feet): 43
Elevation (meters): 13
Continent: North America
Country: Mexico
Range/Region: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Latitude: 19.070556
Longitude: -98.235278
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan
Nearest major airport: Hermanos Serd?n, Puebla
Convenient Center: Puebla

Thanks to Felix Martinez and Terrill Thompson for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

There is one trip report for El Cuexcomate.

  • Log #17175 - by Rich McMillen on Apr 01, 20033.00 stars
    While living and working in Puebla, I drove past the volcano daily. Each time someone came to visit me, we would summit the peak. Never thought I would be able to report so many summits to a volcano,...