Canyon Hiking Tour - Tlaquepaque

Canyon Hiking Tour

Parque Barranca Oblatos Huentitán. Located in the northern outskirts of town, this impressive public park surrounds what could offer one of the most rewarding views in Guadalajara, the Barranca de Oblatos. A deep canyon, shaped by the Santiago and Grande rivers, the Barranca de Oblatos serves as the home for many endemic species and as a paradise for bird watching.

There is a very steep cobblestone and brick trail on the south side that starts at the edge of the city and goes all the way to the bottom of the canyon. The trail is recommended for those prepared for a somewhat challenging hike. Good walking shoes are a must!

Once at the bottom of the canyon, visitors may enjoy a picnic along the river or explore the Hacienda "La Casa Colorada.¨ The park can be reached by bus in about 45 minutes from the center of Tlaquepaque, and makes an excellent day trip.

A view of the Barranca can also be enjoyed from various lookout points within the Guadalajara Zoo, which is located adjacent to the park.

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