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Cañon de la Huasteca

Marvel at the dramatic rock formations of this spectacular canyon, a great place for picnics, scenic walks, mountain biking and rock-climbing adventures.

The Cañon de la Huasteca is rich in natural beauty: a mountain ravine of striking limestone rock formations and magnificent desert landscapes. Come here to enjoy scenic walks and picnics, superb photography opportunities and outdoor adventures. The canyon forms part of the sprawling Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, a national park home to forest-covered valleys, mountains, waterfalls and colorful fauna and flora. 

Explore this magical canyon via rented car or take a hike on one of the various walking trails, which are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Pause to gaze up at the changing rock formations, some of which are about 984 feet (300 meters) tall. Look for the ancient petroglyphs (rock engravings) left by the indigenous people that once inhabited the area. High up in one of the cliffs is a house that belonged to famed Mexican writer, scientist and humanist Dr. Eduardo Aguirre Pequeño. 

At the heart of the canyon is La Huasteca Ecological Park. Find picnic areas, barbecues, a children’s playground and a natural swimming pool. It’s a popular weekend escape for residents of the nearby towns and villages.

Take advantage of opportunities to go mountain biking and rock climbing within the valley. Bike along paved and dirt trails that weave through the foothills of the soaring limestone cliffs. Discover areas that are designated for climbing and abseiling. In downtown Monterrey, you’ll find several tour operators who can provide equipment and knowledgeable guides.

Located on the northern edge of Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, the canyon is just a 45-minute drive from downtown Monterrey. The easiest way to get here is via rented car or on a guided tour if you plan to go rock climbing and mountain biking. A public bus also operates between the canyon and downtown Monterrey.

The Cañon de la Huasteca is open daily with an admission fee for those entering with a car. The canyon has very limited facilities so bring plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months.


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Hoteles Hi! Santa Catarina ¥2,945
Hoteles Hi! Santa Catarina

Hoteles Hi! Santa Catarina

Boulevard Gustavo Díaz Ordaz #338, Col. Protexa Industrial, Santa Catarina, NL
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of University of Monterrey Library, U.S. Consulate General, and Canon de la Huasteca. Galerias Monterrey and Cumbres de Monterrey National Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Las Torres de El Legado ¥5,327
    Las Torres de El Legado

    Las Torres de El Legado

    Av. Las Huertas 951, Zona Centro, Santa Catarina, NL
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in a regional park, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of U.S. Consulate General, University of Monterrey Library, and Spainish Consulate. Museo del Obispado and Alameda are also within 12 mi (20 km).

      City Express Monterrey Santa Catarina ¥5,741
      City Express Monterrey Santa Catarina

      City Express Monterrey Santa Catarina

      Carretera Monterrey-Saltillo, 1135, Colonia Puerta de las Mitras, Santa Catarina, NL
         
        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Santa Catarina, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Cumbres de Monterrey National Park and within 9 mi (15 km) of Canon de la Huasteca and U.S. Consulate General. University of Monterrey Library and Spainish Consulate are also within 9 mi (15 km).

        Sleep Inn Monterrey San Pedro ¥5,299
        Sleep Inn Monterrey San Pedro

        Sleep Inn Monterrey San Pedro

        Blvd Antonio L Rodriguez, 3074, Col Santa Maria, Monterrey, NL
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Monterrey, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Spainish Consulate and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Galerias Monterrey. Plaza San Pedro Mall and University of Monterrey Library are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Krystal Urban Monterrey ¥6,198
          Krystal Urban Monterrey

          Krystal Urban Monterrey

          Blvd. Antonio L. Rodríguez 1880, Monterrey, NL
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Spainish Consulate and within 3 mi (5 km) of Galerias Monterrey and Museo del Obispado. Plaza San Pedro Mall and Paseo San Pedro are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Wyndham Garden Monterrey Valle Real ¥5,987
            Wyndham Garden Monterrey Valle Real

            Wyndham Garden Monterrey Valle Real

            Blvd. Antonio L. Rodríguez 3062, Col. Santa María, Area Consulado EU, Monterrey, NL
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Plaza San Pedro Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Galerias Monterrey and University of Monterrey Library. Museo del Obispado and U.S. Consulate General are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Habita MTY ¥15,344
              Habita MTY

              Habita MTY

              Avenida Jose Vasconcelos, 150 Oeste, Sector Fatima, San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the business district, this boutique hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Paseo San Pedro and within 3 mi (5 km) of Plaza Fiesta San Agustin and Galerias Monterrey. Alfa Planetarium and Plaza San Pedro Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                NH Collection Monterrey San Pedro ¥10,644
                NH Collection Monterrey San Pedro

                NH Collection Monterrey San Pedro

                Av Jose Vasconcelos 402, San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paseo San Pedro and Alfa Planetarium. Plaza Fiesta San Agustin and Basilica de Guadalupe are also within 6 mi (10 km).