A trip to Mexico would not be complete without some time spent in the wild country there. The climate and sunshine make this an ideal place for backpacking for the novice and expert alike. If you need a few places to consider for your next trip, take a look at a few of these top spots and see what you think.
1.Canyon del Sumidero National Park
If your journey takes you to southern Mexico, then a trip to the Canyon del Sumidero National Park in the state of Chiapas is worth fitting into your schedule. The Sumidero Canyon took more than a million years to be carved out by the Grijalva River and reaches depths of as much as 3,280 feet. The canyon is the focal point of the park and the hydro electric dam that was built in 1981 made the canyon accessible by boat. If you’re lucky, you may see an American crocodile or two as you hike the numerous trails and enjoy the lookout points.
2.Cumbres de Monterrey National Park
Cumbres de Monterrey National Park sits at the northeastern end of the country in the state of Nuevo Leon. If your vacation is in or near Monterrey, then this is the place to go to scratch your backpacking itch. Here you will find the renowned Cerro de la Silla skyline formation which is part of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range. From mountains and waterfalls to canyons and rivers, the park offers everything a backpacker could want.
3.Cumbres de Majalca National Park
In north central Mexico near the city of Chihuahua in the state of Chihuahua is Cumbres de Majalca National Park, a wonderland of rock formations created by water and wind over millions of years. The park attracts those interested in bike riding, hiking, rock climbing and camping.
4.Nevado de Toluca National Park
Nevado de Toluca National Park lies in central Mexico just to the southwest of the city of Toluca in the state of Mexico. The park was created in 1936 to protect the volcano of the same name. At 15,387 feet, it is the 4th tallest peak in all of Mexico. At the top visitors can see a large crater that is home to a number of crater lakes. The park is also within reasonable travel distance from Mexico City.
5.Copper Canyon National Park
Copper Canyon National Park is perched In northern part of Mexico within the borders of the state of Chihuahua. Within the park are six distinct canyons, each formed by a different river. While many tourists view the canyons from aboard the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad, you can hike and back pack through the canyons at your leisure.