The road to Raíces, the highest town of Mexico

Located in the Municipio of Zinacantepec, in the State of Mexico, Raíces is the highest town in the country, at an elevation of 3.531m (11,919ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth.


Set high on the slopes of the volcano Nevado de Toluca, the road to the town is totally paved. It’s called Ruta 10. Starting at México 134, the road to the town is 6.9 km (4.28 miles) long. It’s a pretty steep drive, hitting a 7% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.