Cerro del Muerto

Jesús María

Declared a State Natural Monument in 2008, ‘Dead Man’s Mount’ creates a spectacular view as you look west from the city of Aguascalientes.

During the Calaveras Festival there is a lamp-lit night hike called ‘Light up the Dead Man’s Feet’.

Don’t miss it!

State Highway 70 – 10 km to the west of the city.

Visitor Information: (449) 915.9504

 

 

Monday to Sunday: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cerro del Muerto

Enjoy a sunset from the ‘Cerro del Muerto’.

According to legend, after a Chichimeca priest disappeared here, war was declared on the Chalcas.

The priest reappeared in mid-battle, but as he tried to stop the fighting he was hit by an arrow which pierced his heart, and as he fell his body buried the whole Chichimeca people.

The story explains the enigmatic shape of the mount, which resembles a person lying down face up. This mountainous body is over 8000 feet high and covers an area of 9,400 acres, and is where you can enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets in the world.

This is a popular place for hiking, camping, climbing and rappelling; especially up or down La Muela, one of its most visited monoliths – sixty-five feet high and well worth climbing.

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