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Cuatlapanga via San Jose Teacalco is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near San José Teacalco, Tlaxcala, Mexico that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.5 mi Elevation gain 1,145 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Backpacking Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Historic site
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Cuatlapanga is a mountain of volcanic origin 2900 meters above sea level and located near La Malinche volcano. It is an important part of the mythology of the ancient Tlaxcaltecas. About a mile the trail continues to your left and becomes more steep and a bit rocky but will still be easy to walk. Upon reaching the summit you will find a place were locals perform religious services at certain times of the year, also you will be able to contemplate a wonderful landscapes that includes the most important volcanoes of Mexico.

From Tlaxcala, Tlax Mexico, drive to Apizaco (HW119), then turn to your right on HW 136 (Los Reyes-Zacatepec), continue to your right on the Hw Acocotla-Vicente Guerrero. In San Jose Teacalco take Benito Juarez street until you arrive to the community of Tlachco, ask fort the house of Galo, the trail stars near this house (19.33399, -98.080810).

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Jorge Carrillo
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It was so interesting walking this trail to the top of the Cuatlapanga mountain. The events that happened in this place in the history of the ancient tlaxcaltecas left me very surprised, in addition to the wonderful landscape that I contemplated marveled from the summit. I could see the Popocatepetl volcano releasing smoke three times, an unforgettable experience!