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Tepozteco

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Address: State of Morelos, Tepoztlan, Mexico
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Butt Kicking Climb to Interesting Aztec Temple and Great View

The climb to the temple is the equivalent to 120 stories in a sky scaper. The stones are uneven and the footing slippery when wet. I am 60 and in just OK shape and it took me... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tim E
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The climb to the temple is the equivalent to 120 stories in a sky scaper. The stones are uneven and the footing slippery when wet. I am 60 and in just OK shape and it took me 1.5 hours to climb. Worth it for the views. My thighs still ache three days later. SO glad I made it. Lots of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a few days to kill in Mexico city so decided to go to Tepozteco. Definitely worth it for a night and to climb to see the pyramid. The ruins themselves aren't up to much but the views are stunning. It's easily accessible and you can walk from anywhere in the town. There are signs on the main Street.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Beware, it is all stairs so pretty challenging. The way down was far easier than I thought! The weather was nice and warm even in the beginning of January, so bringing water is a must. The hike is mostly under charming vegetation. We met mostly local people and few tourists. Were impressed with a grandma and some children that made... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Excellent place surrounded by nature, lots of trees on the way up which makes it easier to climb. The climb can be difficult, but follow your own pace and it should be fine. There were families with children and senior people.

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Thank lizzethva
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

It goes from Tepoztlan village at about 1700 meters up to a small pyramid located at the top of the Tepozteco at about 2400 meters. It's a nice hike inside a sub tropical forest. Warning: Many stone steps are positioned un evenly, so the path may be slippery, especially for people with no mountain training and small children trying to... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

An hour hike upwards a steep slope where at the end special mountainous formation and the families of the wild animal Cacomixtle greet you ... The reward for this hike is a wonderful open view, what makes you perhaps stay longer at this place of an insignificant ruin.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

It can be a pretty arduous ascent for wee ones and those not in shape, and you have to be careful to go when there are other people around with you, so you don't have to worry about any (as Trump would put it) 'bad hombres' trying to relieve you of your wallet, but it is a nice visit and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We took our time--four hours total and loved chatting with folks during our rest stops. We took walking sticks, snacks in ziplock bags so the coati (raccoon-like scavengers) wouldn't go after my pack, 50 pesos each to actually climb onto the pyramid and water. Surprised to have great phone reception at the top. Since there are no bathroom facilities, we... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the most invigorating hikes in Mexico! A must see! Be prepared for a workout! This is not a beginners hike.. but a must do! Nothing quite like it..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Wasn't sure about opting to visit here but really glad I did. Was beautiful area and really picturesque.

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