Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 4.614m (15,137ft) above the sea level, located on the border between the states of Veracruz and Puebla, in Mexico. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

The road to the summit, also known as Citlaltépetl, is found at the southeastern end of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. It’s gravel and very steep. Proper preparation is essential to having a safe, enjoyable trip on this road. This route is not suitable for normal cars.

Located in the Parque Nacional Pico de Orizaba, the peak is located near Refugio Fausto González Gomár shelter. The road is impassable in winters. Menacing mountain terrain with numerous steep, rocky climbs. Large, sharp rocks require tight maneuvering, increasing the likelihood of tire damage. High clearance, skid plates and differential lockers required. No stock vehicles.
Pic: Tocayo Betancourth

 

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.