Puente de Dios-Rio Escanela is a 4 mile 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.

Length4.0 miElevation gain515 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingCaveForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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Getting There

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.

The entrance is between Jalpan de Serra and Pinal de Amoles driving by the HW 120. You drive for about 16 miles from Jalpan de Serra or for about 11 miles from Pinal de Amoles. From that intersection you continue for about 3.2 miles by a non-paved road until you arrive to the Escanela River, the trailhead is located near the river (21.19672, -99.60590).

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Jorge Carrillo
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This is the second time that I visit this beautiful place, walking by the trail aside the river, contemplating the wonderful landscape full of trees and plants make the trip an unforgettable moment.

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Donald Grimm
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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.

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Kelly Giffin
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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

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Jorge Carrillo
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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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Mario Gomez
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Cesar Orduna
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