El Capulin

El Capulin

Located in the State of Mexico, within the Cumbres del Ajusco National Park, El Capulin is a high mountain town at an elevation of 3.075m (10,088ft) above the sea level. The town is famouse because its church.

The road to the town is called Carretera al Capulin. It’s 11.6km long. 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. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging. 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. The road tops at an elevation of 3.627m above the sea level. The surface of the road is gravel. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. 

 

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.