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Sierra Gorda

Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí

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About Sierra Gorda

Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve.  This protected area is located in the State of Querétaro; due to its complex topography and relief, as well as its great extension, it conta...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Río Verde, San Luis Potosí, at 108 Km.

  • Airport

    Querétaro International Airport - Querétaro
    Felipe Angeles International Airport, Estado de Mexico

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    Federal Highway 120 San Juan del Río, Querétaro-Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, from the city of Querétaro to the first municipality that makes up...

  • Transportation facilities

    It can be reached by public service from the city of Queretaro and Xilitla; and on the side of Rio Verde and Xilitla in the bus service. It...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    By road, old bridle paths and trails of common use by the inhabitants.

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year, 24 hrs.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Warm to hot

    This is the weather in the municipalities of Arroyo Seco and Jalpan de Serra tropical.

Sierra Gorda in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • Visit the Protected Area in summer.
  • Depending on the time of the year and activity to be performed. In autumn and winter comfortable sportswear and warm clothes, in spring and ...

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Services within the PA

Handicrafts, sustainable products and souvenirs stores
Information modules
Internet connection
Interpretive trails

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Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Fast food
Street food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Río Verde, San Luis Potosí, at 108 Km.

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

This reserve has an extremely rugged geography, with altitudes ranging from 300 meters above sea level in the Santa María River Canyon to 3,...

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The Serrano salamander (Ambystoma velasci) and the green macaw (Ara militaris). The 5 Franciscan missions, considered a World Heritage Site ...

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Representative species of PA

Military Macaw (Ara militaris), Jaguar (Panthera onca), Naked nosed pocket gophers (Cratogeomys neglectus), Red Brocket (Mazama americana), ...

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You can see more representative species of Sierra Gorda on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

Mainly it is to abide by the indications and regulations of the sites visited and those given by the park rangers of the Protected Area.

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  • PA office address

    Calle Alcantarillas, esquina con calle Jiménez, colonia Alcantarillas,C.P. 76340, Jalpan de Serra Querétaro.

  • Phone

    +52 (441) 296 0056

  • Email


PA social networks
Gobierno de México
Medio Ambiente