Top Ten Mexico Classic Adventures

Climb Rocks, Urban-Style

Looking for a dramatic backdrop for your next climb? How about having Mexico's second-largest city in the distance? On the outskirts of Monterrey you'll find the country's largest national park—Cumbres de Monterrey—a wealth of activities. This is no tiny meadow: The park boasts mountains to climb, ten hiking paths, limestone cliffs to rappel down, and five summits, the tallest of which stretches to 2,260 meters (7,410 feet).

Also within the gigantic Cumbres de Monterrey enclave is the 25-meter Horsetail Falls (Cascadas Cola de Caballo), formed by small rivers rushing down the Sierra Madre Oriental. As the water hits a series of rocks, the curving spray falls in the shape of a horse's tail.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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