Puente de Dios-Rio Escanela

EASY 5 reviews

Puente de Dios-Rio Escanela is a 6.4 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pinal de Amoles, Querétaro, Mexico that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from November until June.

Distance: 6.4 km Elevation Gain: 157 m Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching






wild flowers


no dogs

The trailhead to the Puente de Dios is located near the river just passing the small shops and restrooms (21.19672, -99.60590). The path goes along the riverbank, crossing the river several times using small wooden bridges. About a mile in, you will come across Angostura Canyon; a small section of the trail made of cement goes by the canyon wall. Stop for a moment and contemplate the landscape, touch the crystal clear fresh water and listen its sound. Almost arriving to the Puente de Dios, you will find small springs of fresh water. It is pure clear water. The Puente de Dios is a grotto and a waterfall in the same beautiful place. There are small areas where you can swim.

22 days ago

We stayed overnight in Pinal de Amoles and drove the next morning to Puente de Dios-Rio Escanela for the hike. Our party included a senior, two adults, one pre-teen, and one youngun'. We paid the fee to park and ther fee for the young guide. She was mediocre and relatively uninformed about the history of the silver mine ast the entrance and about floors and fauna. She was also only monolingual Spanish-speaking. The hike was amazing with spectacular views of Rio Escanela, many varieties of butterflies, and then the elevated walkway above the river. Take bathing suits and swim when necessary or desired. Take sufficient water. Request a knowledgeable, multilingual guide if necessito.

10 months ago

One of the most amazing hikes I’ve ever been on in my life! The river was crystal clear and the falls were breathtaking! We visited the area on a week day and stay at the hotel near the trailhead. We started our hike at 8:00 a.m. and only encountered a solo hiker and a small group of 3 hikers on the way back! The majority of the hike we ended up having this amazing place to ourselves. The 4 mile RT hike will take you in the primarily through the water! We took our shoes off and hike barefoot, but I recommend water shoes! We brought our own, but the locals sell them at the trailhead as well! Take your time and enjoy one of Mother Natures natural marvels! Israel & Kelly - California U.S.A

Thursday, May 24, 2018

This is a nice and easy trail that goes inside of a wonderful place full of vegetation and trees, and with a beautiful river of clear and fresh water. Wonderful views!

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