Cofre de Perote

Cofre de Perote

Cofre de Perote is an extinct volcano at an elevation of 4.282m (14,049ft) above the sea level, located in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The rough road to the summit is very steep and narrow. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

The volcano lies in the Cofre de Perote National Park. The road to reach the summit is gravel and rocky. 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. Expect snow near the summit during winter months. During the rainy season, roughly July to October, there is a bigger chance for rain.
Road suggested by: Eblem Torres.

 

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.