Prismas Basalticos, Huasca de Ocampo

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
See an unusual geological formation at Prismas Basalticos, a set of tall basalt columns through which a stream of water runs. Located in a scenic ravine, the cluster of thin, matchstick-like columns owes its striking form to the slow cooling of volcanic lava. First championed by German explorer and intellectual Alexander von Humboldt, the natural attraction today benefits from the addition of stairs, walkways, and bridges, making it easy to get up close. Use our Huasca de Ocampo itinerary builder to visit Prismas Basalticos on your trip to Huasca de Ocampo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • You will be surprised to admire the shapes in which nature expresses its splendour! A beautiful place which is also very close to the city of Mexico
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  • The place and the history are impressive. Camping very comfortable, all generally very good and attractive, the only thing that could point is care in the areas, since in many places they accumulate trash and there is no proper lighting in the bathrooms. Food and attractions are not expensive. It is recommended to ride with friend or family.
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  • Good place, a little neglected access but complies with the visit of the rock formations, it is advisable to visit in hours where the Sun is not so strenuous and enjoy the ride, very good food nearby the hacienda of Santa María Regla you can get walking or by car if you prefer
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  • Chocalas con el osito Esta muy padre
  • Fantastic place to expend the day with the family. See, do and eat
  • Perfect weather all season year
  • Pretty hexagonal column formed by lava cooling and contracting. Similar the Devil Towers in the US
  • Impressive basaltic rock formations and a nice walk around it. The suspension bridge above the falls offer a great view. After enjoying the view I recommend to take the 15min walk down to Santa Maria Regla.
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