Cumbres Del Ajusco National Park, Mexico City

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Cumbres del Ajusco National Park is one of many national parks near Mexico City, DF. The Ajusco is known for its high elevations reaching 3,900 meters (12,795 ft) above sea level and is visible from any part of Mexico city. The park is characterized by pine-oak forests and high mountain grassland. Cumbres del Ajusco means "watered grove peaks", an appropriate name for this mountainous region covered with lush green forest with many flowers due to a fair amount of precipitation. The Balsas and Lerma rivers begin in the heart of the Cumbres del Ajusco.This range accounts for approximately half of the area of the Mexican Federal District, the rest of which is occupied by Mexico City. The area is key to the conservation of the ecosystem, and is important to endemic species. Urbanization of Mexico city has posed several environmental concerns over the preservation of the habitats and ecosystems of the park.HistoryThe Cumbres del Ajusco has attracted humans since approximately 1200 BC; Otomíes are thought to have been the first to inhabit the Ajusco area. During the pre-Columbian Era, an area now known as Tlalpan was inhabited by natives known as Tepanecas along the San Buenaventura River.During the 17th century, the Viceroyalty of New Spain made it a state policy to find all rural indigenous populations living in the mountainous areas of the Cumbres del Ajusco., and resettle them in a smaller area so that they could be converted to Christianity. Today there still remains many old Spanish missions and churches along the edge of the Cumbres del Ajusco.
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  • This place is recommended to be visited since it is away from the pollution and the crowds of Mexico City, you will not see many people around here but the landscape is very pretty and you can take so...  more »
  • About an hour drive from Polanco, this is a great spot to spend a couple of hours. The maze is fun for young children and adults alike and the house was built 30+ years ago. The owner was friendly and...  more »
  • Reaches the Valley of the flasks, the fall of nearby water, River, beautiful forest, if you be sure to take your rubbish, ideal for biking, hiking, camping, great contact with nature just 20 km away from six flags...
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  • Great space, reforestation activity, motocross area, breakfast.
  • Beautiful national park in Mexico City
  • Favorite place in CDMX
  • 🐕 100% petfriendly 🚲 200% bikefriendly Genial.
  • A lot of open space
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