Tepozteco

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Tepozteco is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 862 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This hike brings you to a 30 foot tall, 900 year old stone Aztec pyramid that sits atop the summit that was built in dedication the Sun God. This trek offers great views over the surrounding valleys and vistas. The hike is made up entirely of stone steps and is completely vertical. Dogs are allowed until the archeological site itself. There is a small fee at the top to enter the site but the trail itself is free. PLEASE NOTE: This is a historical archeological site - please be respectful in this area.

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5 days ago

Exhilarating hike. The too map ends before the site entrance which adds 300 feet elevation gain through metal and rock steps. Closer to 1.6 miles each way.

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rocky
13 days ago

Incline the whole way up, made up of stair-like rocks. Lots of shade. Trail gets really busy on weekends. Views at the top are neat! Description here says dogs are allowed but it seems that’s changed - no dogs allowed as of today, 2/8/2020 (there’s security who checks before you start trail).

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21 days ago

Short trail but steep and hard! The views are worth though!! Magic and awesome town.

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rocky
1 month ago

second time hiking to the top where the pyramid is. Make sure you bring cash and plenty of water . Wear comfortable clothes and shoes it seems alot longer then 1.5 miles some areas are very steep be ready to walk up alot of stairs . it's not the easiest hike but the views make it all worth it .

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1 month ago

Shaded but be ready for a lot of steps. Get here early to avoid the crowds. Trail etiquette seems to be nonexistent. Cool temple at the top.

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rocky
1 month ago

Very steep. Pretty easy to climb because it has stairs almost all the way. Gets very crowded after noon. The best time to go is before 9am.

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2 months ago

Enjoyed the trail. More like a pilgrimage. Bring 55 pesos with you to check out the pyramid. Well shaded hike.

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over grown
3 months ago

excelente caminata y si se hace del poblado de San Juan tlacotenco, haces bosque, vas por el camino antiguo de San Juan a Tepoztlan pirámide y bajas el zócalo es excelente la caminata

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rocky
4 months ago

I would say that is a little more difficult than moderate when it’s wet after a good rain. Rocks and steps are very slippery.. I would not recommend hiking it with children under the age of 8 yrs of age.

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4 months ago

straight up hike from town. mixture of stone steps, and rocks the whole way. bring water. great views at top. Go early to avoid crowds. Some of the rocks may be slippery

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6 months ago

it's a steep trail but a rewarding one. beautiful views at the top!

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7 months ago

Beautiful hike lots of steps, staircase. Recommend trail runners (I was wearing my regular Nike) Beautiful views along the trail but super amazing at the top. Views were so beautiful I stayed up there for 2-3 hours. Hard on the knees going down so I recommend going slow. Slippery at some points. Ate at one of the food stands at the end and walked to my Airbnb. Can’t wait to go back.

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7 months ago

always star as early as possible if is the weekend it gets super crowded . The hike it self is kind of stiff but once you get a pace is really easy the way down is a whole different deal .Is a short hike and not a lot off views but a lot of green. Once you are up there the view is awesome and you get to rest at an arqueológicas site that makes you wonder how it got there on the 1st place .last part is a metal stairway kind of slippery because of the moisture so no rock climbing dog friendly kid friendly hippy friendly . Great town and great food wait for you once you come down

11 months ago

Great grunt to old temple. Temple is nice but the views trump ruins. a very popular local hike, free on Sundays with hundreds of people on trail. Get to the top before 9 and it will be ok. Runners are fine an urban trail cemented stairs for about half the hike. 45 minutes up, 30 down. if you go in afternoon it will be too crowed to enjoy.

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Sat Sep 22 2018

Beautiful view. Entry is 55pesos per person.

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Mon Aug 27 2018

I love it!

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