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Hike - El Picacho
Hike - El Picacho

Fri, Jan 19


Parque Llano on Dr. Liceaga

Hike - El Picacho

Start at magical Teotitlán and climb to the top of El Picacho for stunning views of the valley. Rating: Difficult or Moderate

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Time & Location

Jan 19, 2024, 8:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Parque Llano on Dr. Liceaga

About the event

The name Teotitlán comes from Nahuatl and means “land of the gods”. Its Zapotec name is Xaguixe, which means “at the foot of the mountain”. It is known for its textiles, especially rugs, which are woven on hand-operated looms from wool dyed mainly with local, natural pigments. the trail starts in Teotitlán and climbs to the top of El Pacacho and back. the climb takes about 90 minutes and back down about 75 minutes. There are panoramic views at the top to reward those who make it all the  way. There is a 15 peso charge to hike the trail. After the hike the  group will stop for lunch at any of several restaurants in Tule on the  way back to Oaxaca. (Lunch not included in ticket price)

Distance:  4.7 Km (2.9 Mi)  /   Elevation gain & loss:  334 M (1097 Ft)  /  Starting point: 1752.6 M  (5750 Ft)  /  Highest elevation:  2081.8 M (6830 Ft)  /  Type:  out  & back  /  Trail: footpath  /  Exposure:  mostly full sun  / Rating:   difficult

Moderate option:   Those hikers who don’t feel compelled to climb El Picacho have a ready  alternative in the trails that stay in the valley and loop around the  reservoir at the edge of town and and the dirt road which climbs 4000  feet in elevation to the village of Benito Juarez. The same 15 pesos  admission charge applies to the easier hike as well.  After the hikes,  both groups will stop for lunch at any of several restaurants in Tule on  the way back to Oaxaca.

Distance:  6.8 Km (4.2 Mi)  /   Elevation gain & loss:  152 M (500 Ft)  /  Starting point: 1752.6 M  (5750 Ft)  /  Type:  out & back  /  Trail: country road  / Exposure:  full sun  / Rating:  moderate

Time frame:  8:30 depart / Lunch in Tule / 3:45 pm return to Oaxaca. Rating: Difficult or Moderate

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