Paso de Cortes, Amecameca

The Paso de Cortés is the mountain pass or saddle between the Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanoes in central México. It forms part of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, and is a place where the normally southeast-tending continental divide heads north for over 10 miles. The altitude of the pass is about 3400 m. (11,150 ft.) It is located in the Municipality of Amecameca in the State of Mexico.
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  • 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 »
  • At a few feet short of 12,000 this is the highest I think I have ever been. Would have been nice to have a bathroom around. There was a place inside the building that sold snacks so why not have a.....  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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