Prismas Basalticos, Huasca de Ocampo

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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 day trip planning app 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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  • One of the natural wonders of Mexico is just a couple hours drive from of Mexico City. The park was easy to find and parking was easy (at least if you arrive early like we did). It’s also good to... 
    One of the natural wonders of Mexico is just a couple hours drive from of Mexico City. The park was easy to find and parking was easy (at least if you arrive early like we did). It’s also good to...  more »
  • Is a beautiful please with beautiful people BUT, The police department is very rude I’m not gonna come here again, Secretaria De Turismo allowed us go to prismas but the police department wanted... 
    Is a beautiful please with beautiful people BUT, The police department is very rude I’m not gonna come here again, Secretaria De Turismo allowed us go to prismas but the police department wanted...  more »
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  • Surrounded by forests and lake, the place is ideal for sightseeing, relaxing, camping, hiking, horseback riding, buying souvenirs, and many more outdoor activities. There are a football field and children playground so everyone got something to do. Area is clean and well maintained and parking /toilet facilities are aplenty.
  • Super beautiful plus they take covid measures seriously. Worth the trip

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