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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Nevado de Toluca, MAJESTIC PLACE

The massive and majestic Nevado de Toluca is the only one in the world whose crater can be reached by road . It is located 48 kms . southwest of the city of Toluca and rises to a height of 4,558 meters above sea level. From the top is seen one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Valley of Toluca in acquiring the most varied shades , with
shades that combine colors depending on the season .

 To the east , the Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes are sighted , and on the southern peaks that adorn the crater, the mountainous Hospital, San Gaspar , Zacualpan and Sultepec contemplated. Thousands of years ago ceased trading when a huge eruption cap sealed his mouth , resulting in leading to the formation of two beautiful pristine laguans . In both you can fish rainbow trout and activities like diving in height, with permission. It is said that in ancient times the índigenas attending the gaps on religious grounds by depositing , in these offerings of incense and pottery, of which numerous specimens have been extracted .

 The elliptical shape of the crater are several peaks com on the " Eagle" and the " Friar " , the latter being the highest , likewise the volcano , also called " Nevado de Toluca " National Park, from trekking and hiking. This park has an area of ​​51 hectares and is one of the most attractive and most visited park in the country , in addition, on the slopes of the volcano, a recreation area called " Deer Park " , where visitors can distinguish picnics . Among the services provided , there is a mountain lodge , which offers accommodations in bunk beds, stoves for self , stay with chimney , sanitation, food sales and surveillance , as well as a family inn .