Tlalocatepetl, affectionately known as Mount Tlaloc (or El Mirador, "The Observatory"), is located east of Mexico City, about 15 miles north-northwest of Iztaccihuatl. It is an ancient volcano which is now extinct. Another peak, Telapon, is located just southeast of Tlalocatepetl.
Like its more prominent neighbors Ixtacihuatl and Popocatepetl, Tlalocatepetl is a sacred mountain , and is named after the rain god Tlaloc. Thousands of Aztecs worshipped Tlaloc here, and the remains of an Aztec shrine (now an immense pile of rocks) can be found on the summit.
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec|
|Nearest major airport:||Mexico City|
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
There are 2 trip reports for Tlalocatepetl.
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- Log #10252 - by Tim logan on Dec 27, 2002We took the bus from Texcoco to San Pablo at about 9pm and hiked by the light of the full moon for four storybookish hours until we arrived at La Cruces and set up camp. I was fortunate enough to be...
- Log #10253 - by Edith Hesse on Feb 13, 2001Very rough access road. Easy to get lost.