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Nevado de Toluca

Estado de México

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About Nevado de Toluca

Nevado de Toluca Wildlife Protection Area.  The Nevado de Toluca volcano is the fifth highest mountain in Mexico, at 4,680 meters above sea level; this volcano was visited by the famou...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Localidad de Raíces, Municipio de Zinacantepec.

  • Airport

    Mexico City International Airport 'Benito Juárez' - CDMX
    Toluca International Airport 'Licenciado Adolfo López Mateos' - Edo. de México

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    By land take the Toluca-Ciudad Altamirano highway for 38 Km, then take the dirt road to Nevado de Toluca for 13 Km.

  • Transportation facilities

    Buses, cabs, public and private vans.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Visitors can hike up the trail on marked trails or in vans provided by the ejidatarios.

  • Schedules

    Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Cold temperate

Nevado de Toluca in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Equipment recommended for ascents without snow: sunglasses, hat, helmet, buff or scarf, thermal jacket, gloves, thermal underwear, poles, hi...

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Services within the PA

Visitor center or equivalent

Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA


Nearest locality to the PA

Localidad de Raíces, Municipio de Zinacantepec.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$60.37 MXN Entrance prices per person, per day, as collection of rights.

Senior citizens, pensioned and retired persons, disabled persons, and minors under 12 years of age will be exempt from the payment of fees, whose status will be accredited once they enter the Protected Area, if applicable, with the corresponding valid credential. A 50% discount will be applied to students and teachers with a valid credential, which must be presented upon entering the Protected Area.

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Interesting facts

The snow rose (Eryngium proteiflorum) is an endemic herb of the high mountains of the country, including the Nevado de Toluca, and is of gre...

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Visit to the lakes of the Sun and the Moon.

Representative species of PA

Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Racoon (Procyon lotor), White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Mexican volcan...

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You can see more representative species of Nevado de Toluca on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Do not enter the crater with pets.
2. Enter the peaks only with appropriate equipment.
3. Do not climb the crater if you have a...

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  • PA office address

    Andador Valentín Gómez Farías, núm. 108, San Felipe Tlalmimilolpan, Toluca Estado de México.

  • Phone

    +52 (722) 167 3242

  • Email

    Without information

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