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Address: Calzada Independencia | Huentitán, Guadalajara 44390, Mexico
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This 2,000-foot gorge makes for an interesting view.

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A hard workout!

We went all the way down the hill. It was fun. The problem was going back to where we started. The best is the fresh aire. Beautiful nature.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Karim S
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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went all the way down the hill. It was fun. The problem was going back to where we started. The best is the fresh aire. Beautiful nature.

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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82 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This place is amazing, even more so on the rainy season (Jun-Sept). It has numerous hiking trails; some easy and short, others grueling, steep and long. This is a great way to burn off some calories while marveling at the scenery and one of the steepest railways on the continent. If you're up to the challenge, and have at least... More 

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I come from Southern California. I am no stranger to a good hike. I was delightfully surprised by the green thick vegetation. Impressed by the many bright and colorful flowers that lined the rocky and at times very narrow trails. We traveled down the north less traveled trail. More difficult cause of the steep inclines and as it had rained... More 

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Thank stuart v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I loved the view of the canyon. It's pretty spectacular. I got an Uber car out to the entrance, although I know buses go there too. There seem to be tents for homeless people when you start the descending trail. I heard warnings about safety, but when I went in the morning it seemed fine and there were loads of... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

There is a car park outside the entry. And multiple bus routes to get there. I think 631 takes you to the entry. the walk is in two parts, downhill and then uphill. If you go to the mirador consider walking back out if not fit. Otherwise can become really strenous and very long walk up steep hill. the guardabosques... More 

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2 Thank Chayo P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Nice place to run or hiking just one recomendation, don´t carrie luxury tings like watches or jewerly and only visit it in the morning not to early and not lo late 8 to 13hrs preferible...

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San Francisco
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

How can I hide in a beautiful canyon be anything other than five points you asked? +Unmarked trail leading to nowhere. +Overflowing garbage cans. +The faint sound of waterfalls with the smell of sewage. I followed the cobblestone trail on its slow descent into the canyon. Everytime I caught the faint sound of flowing water I also caught the distinct... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

The barranca is a must see when I visit family in Guadalajara. It is particularly beautiful during the rainy season (June-August). You need to be fit to make the 600m steep ascent. Go early morning, because it gets really hot after 11:00 am. Bring proper walking shoes, because you'll be walking on an uneven cobblestone trail. The main trails are... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Great hike! 600 meter change in elevation so it is good workout and I recommend that you go early in the morning when its cool! Wear good shoes as there are lots of rocks and a steep path. Also take some water and a snack, though there are a few vendors at the top selling water and juices. I went... More 

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Minnesota
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298 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

I went to La Barranca with a local person, easily by city bus. There are vendors at the top selling juice, water, & snack. It is a steep hike to the bottom, paved with stones. Beautiful views over the canyon. We did not have time to walk to the bridge. Made the loop coming back, and caught the city bus... More 

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