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Monte Sano, Spanish for Mountain of Health, rises more than 1,600 feet above sea level. The mountain has attracted visitors since the mid 1820s with the establishment of the town of Viduta, a derivative of the Spanish word Vida, meaning life. Viduta was home to a sanatorium and a hotel resort, Hotel Monte Sano, which opened its doors in 1887 and closed in the early 1900s due to a declining economy.

trail running
17 hours ago

This was a very hard trail to run. There were a lot of rocky areas that didn't allow for running. It was still very difficult but better for hiking.

walking
24 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Easy trail and has connecting trails to explore.

I definitely recommend starting at the South Plateau trail and ending on the North Plateau trail. We ended up climbing the steeper end by going that way. To me, climbing the steep rocks is easier than going down them.

backpacking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

We enjoy this hike regularly with the family. Easy to moderate. Some areas are technical but I would say it favors the easier side.