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The Stirrup Volcano (Volcan del Estribo Grande)

| Patzcuaro, Patzcuaro, Mexico
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Glorious View!

They're currently remodeling the road and ensuring that the original character is maintained. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Andrew B
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Mexico City, Mexico
Exercise!

This is a great hike up to the observation point, maybe 3 miles from town (just a guess) and uphill... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Jacob L
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Located just outside of town, this small volcano provides excellent views of Patzcuaro.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“pavilion” (2 reviews)
“cobblestone” (2 reviews)
“cyclists” (2 reviews)
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| Patzcuaro, Patzcuaro, Mexico

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 31 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

Thank Jacob L
Reviewed 31 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

2  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 23 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.

1  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

3  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

2  Thank jmizekc
Reviewed 10 July 2014

a nice shaded climb out of town, take it easy if you are newly arrived at altitude, it is a little dispiriting when you are huffing and puffing to have someone jog past you, in my fitness defense, I was coming down with a cold....More

1  Thank reins76
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

This a wonderful place for your morning walk. The initial climb is steady. Just when you think you are at the top you see the steep stairs to the actual summit. These steps up to the top will dust off the cardiovascular system. One can...More

1  Thank NewMexicoScraps
Reviewed 25 November 2013

It's a hill with a view that gives a panoramic vista of Lake Pátzcuaro and of Pátzcuaro itself. As to the "Volcan" description, it is the cinder cone remnant of a no longer active volcano. But if you want a great view, it's Pátzcuaro's premier...More

1  Thank Don C
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