Summit Ajusco Backcountry Route
ElevationAscent: 2,586' 788 m
Descent: -2,607' -795 m
High: 12,819' 3,907 m
Low: 10,320' 3,145 m
GradeAvg Grade: 17% (10°)
Max Grade: 83% (40°)
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“A backcountry route to the summit of Mexico City's highest peak.”— Rami Schmittendorf
Before you get to the top, there are a few rocks that can be tricky in damp conditions and then you get to Pico del Aguila after that you descend a little before the last ascent to Cruz del Maquez. Both places have wonderful views of the city and the surroundings.
On the way down you, take the Western Ajusco Summit Trail down through a pine wood and after that, the trail deposits you into the same forest as the beginning.
When you leave the forest you go across a creek into a Boy Scout Camp and the Albergue Alpino Ajusco which leads to the Ajusco main road where you continue near the roadside for a couple of miles back to the car.
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