Trip Planner: Mexico / Central Mexico and Gulf Coast / Estado de Mexico / Amecameca / Paso de Cortes
The Paso de Cortés is the mountain pass or saddle between the Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanoes in central Mexico. It is part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, where the normally southeast-trending continental divide turns north for over 16 kilometres (10 mi). The altitude of the pass is about 3,400 metres (11,200 ft). It is located in the municipality of Amecameca in the State of México.Arrange your visit to Paso de Cortes and discover more family-friendly attractions in Amecameca using our Amecameca road trip tool.
Paso de Cortes reviews
The day I visited Paso de Cortés was a clear one and the mountains around were covered by snow, so the landscape was amazing. more »
Amazing views of Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl volcanoes and of the Valley of Mexico. You climb to the high pass between the two volcanoes along a twisting highway through a beautiful pine forest. more »
Two beautiful volcanos and a serene place in between. a must visit if you get to come mexico
Amazing view of two beautiful volcanoes Iztaccihuatl and Popocateptl very near the entrance to the national park. Here you get cleared for admittance if you want to walk the paths or climb Izta. Bring along warm clothes and if you plan on climbing Its, you will need crampons, ice axe, helmet and other necessary equipment when climbing. If you are interested in hiring an experienced guided expedition crew, look up Senderismo Mexico on Facebook. Amazing!
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Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl National Park
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Duration: 8 hours
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