Cerro Potosí

A 4x4 road to the top of Cerro Potosí, one of the highest roads of Mexico

Cerro Potosí is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.721m (12,208ft) above the sea level, located in the Sierra Madre Oriental Range in Nuevo León. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

The road to the summit is gravel. Only 4x4. Do not travel this pass in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Access was very difficult in the past, but in the 1960s a microwave relay station was built on the summit, with the road built for this providing easy access from the east.
Road suggested by: Eblem Torres.
Pic: Etsson Perez

 

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.