Tlalocatepetl

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.

Elevation (feet): 13,615
Elevation (meters): 4,151
Continent: North America
Country: Mexico
Range/Region: Cordillera Neovolcanica
Latitude: 19.412781
Longitude: -98.71229
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Volcanic status: Extinct
Nearest major airport: Mexico City

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

Trip Reports

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, 2002
    We 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, 2001
    Very rough access road. Easy to get lost.