Prismas Basalticos, Huasca de Ocampo

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
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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  • A 40 meter wall of rocks shining with the sunlight, the prisms were formed millions of years ago by accelerated cooling of lava. Four waterfalls happily play on the prisms. Baron Alexander Von Humbold...  more »
  • Awsome scenery. The place is sort of small so an hour is enough for a brief walk, enjoying the view and taking pictures. The surroundings are nice for a picnic if you want to stay a little longer and ...  more »
  • Very intresting to see the formations of volcanic stone. NIce Place to visit for like half a day. You cannot enter the waterfalls but you can ride over then and walk all the way down and look up. Ther...  more »
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  • I liked this place but the atv rental screwed tourists out of money. I would only recommend the 30 minute rental. Ours kept stalling and they would not refund us we used the atv for 25 minutes and we payed for one hour. We only wanted half our money back as we paid for one hand r and used roughly thirty minutas. The actual waterfall place inside is very fun! Especially the zip lines and decent food! Enjoy!
  • A unique place to visit, similar to Giant's Causeway in the north of Ireland. I enjoyed exploring it very much.
  • A truly wonderful place to visit!
  • Fantastic place to expend the day with the family. See, do and eat
  • Great place to see the beauty of nature.