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The Stirrup Volcano (Volcan del Estribo Grande)

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New road to the top and Gazebo make this a must see

The volcano know as the Estribo offers spectacular views of Lake Patzcuaro and the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
William K
Patzcuaro, Mexico
Wonderful vistas and good exercise

They are currently rebuilding the road in cobblestones and it will be beautiful when it's... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Nanaimo, Canada
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Located just outside of town, this small volcano provides excellent views of Patzcuaro.
| Patzcuaro, Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

The volcano know as the Estribo offers spectacular views of Lake Patzcuaro and the surrounding area. There is a new road to the top. Once there you can hike and even climb the steps to the very top of the mountain. Recommended.

1  Thank William K
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Very rough road for part of route. We drove up and parked after we felt we had been shaken about enough! and then walked on only to find a newly paved route about 100 yards after parking! Easy walking to the mirador. Very hazy so...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

They are currently rebuilding the road in cobblestones and it will be beautiful when it's completed. There were no vendors at the mirador, maybe because they're rebuilding the road? I highly recommend this hike, it's about 3 hours return, and only the last section up...More

1  Thank johnyoung22222
Reviewed 16 August 2017

They're currently remodeling the road and ensuring that the original character is maintained. We went walking enjoying the shadow of the trees and the view along the way is very good, but as soon as you get to the top this becomes stunning. I LOVE...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is a great hike up to the observation point, maybe 3 miles from town (just a guess) and uphill most of the way. I walked Calle Ibarra to the west from town, through poor and middle class neighborhoods. Just keep heading uphill. This route...More

2  Thank Jake L
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I love Patzcuaro but needed a 'country' fix and this did it. The other reviews are right just follow Ponce de Leon (runs next to the main Plaza) and it will cross the highway. Take any road that goes 'up' and it will the the...More

4  Thank PSG104
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

It was definitely a beautiful place and a nice hike with a beautiful of all of the surrounding mountains and the lake. Breathe taking for sure.

1  Thank Porsha W
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

This attraction is easy to get to and you can take an easy hike or drive to the top. The view from the top is incredible and you can explore the area or just sit and view.

2  Thank ptlytch07
Reviewed 28 August 2015

Take the cobblestone street up the hill to the best view of Lake Patzcuaro. Many jog or walk up the scenic road, but driving is easy also. From the Plaza Grande, take Ponce de Leon out of town and up the hill. You will not...More

4  Thank DMHAustin
Reviewed 3 February 2015

You can park at the Autozone on the west side of town and start your hike there or you can drive all the way to the overlook if you'd prefer. This is a fairly easy hike of a couple of miles but it does go...More

4  Thank jmizekc
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7 December 2017|
Response from miguelangelh995 | Reviewed this property |
It's a little difficult. You have to walk a lot or you can pay a taxi to take you to the top. I live near from there. I can help you whenever you want :)
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20 October 2016|
Response from miguelangelh995 | Reviewed this property |
No hay tours públicos a este lugar. Puedes pagar a un guía privado pero son algo caros. Te recomiendo venir en grupo y contratar a un guía privado para que te resulte más barato. Saludos.
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