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About El Chico

El Chico National Park.  This beautiful national park is located in the State of Hidalgo; the landscape is dominated by dense coniferous and oak forests, as well as ...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Mineral del Chico, Hidalgo.

  • Airport

    Felipe Angeles International Airport, Estado de Mexico

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    From Mexico City, take the Mexico - Pachuca highway; in Pachuca, take highway number 105 that goes from Pachuca to Tampico. Here there is a ...

  • Transportation facilities

    Private or rented car, public transportation, cabs and tour operators.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Private car, local public transportation, bike and walking.

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

  • Entrance fee

    In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year

  • Average weather in the area

    Temperate sub-humid, 21°C

    With summer rains and semi-cold. Minimum temperature -5°C.

El Chico in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Warm clothing is recommended for mornings and evenings. Snowfalls may occur during the winter. Tennis shoes with non-skid and waterproof sol...

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Services within the PA

Five main buildings: the Visitor's Center, the 'Miguel Hidalgo' Alpine Lodge, a trailer park, the 'Peña del Cuervo' lookout point, and two l...

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Lodging near the PA

Alpine lodge
Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Street food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Health center
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Mineral del Chico, Hidalgo.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year

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Interesting facts

In the park there are rock formations of whimsical shapes such as: Las Ventanas, Las Monjas, La Muela, Cueva Blanca, El Capulín, Las Goteras...

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The park's landscape is composed of steep mountains covered with dense forests, between which small valleys are formed and imposing rock for...

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Representative species of PA

Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Garter Snakes (Thamnophis spp.), Coyote (Canis latrans), Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus), Sacred fir (Ab...

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You can see more representative species of El Chico on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Pay the fee established in the Federal Law of Rights.
2. Make exclusive use of the established routes and trails to traverse the are...

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  • PA office address

    Administrative offices: Real de Hidalgo No. 221, Esq. Real del Cobre Planta Alta, Fracc. Real de la Plata, C.P. 42083. Visitor's Center: Highway 105 Pachuca - Tampico with deviation to Mineral del Chico Km. 7.5.

  • Phone

    Office +52 (771) 710 5019 & 710 5022 Visitor Center +52 (771) 596 1314

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