Nevado de Toluca Summit Out and Back
ElevationAscent: 1,935' 590 m
Descent: -1,933' -589 m
High: 15,176' 4,626 m
Low: 13,698' 4,175 m
GradeAvg Grade: 17% (9°)
Max Grade: 69% (35°)
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“Run to the summit of the 4th highest mountain in Mexico.”— Rami Schmittendorf
There you start climbing to the Paso del Quetzal where you get the first view of the Lago del Sol to your right, and the smaller Lago de la Luna to your left. After you descend a little you get to the lake's shore where you go around until you get to a trail formed by where water comes naturally down the mountain into the crater. It is not super visible, but if you pay attention, you'll definitely see it.
Once you run all the way up, you'll get to the edge of the crater, and you'll have to go left over some rocks that can be tricky to navigate, especially in damp conditions. Once you've made your way from there, you'll get to the summit.
The trail on the way up is mainly volcanic sand and can be tiring on the way up but it is a lot of fun on the way down!
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