Nevado de Colima (Zapotepetl) Additions and Corrections
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|We were there in Jan 2005 and the Jalisco Proteción was not allowing anyone to climb Colima due to the volcanic activity of its sister. We hired a "guide".|
|Posted Dec 5, 2005 9:15 am|
|So the guide was able to access the peak despite the activity on Volan de Colima? Nice photo btw. The volcano was pretty active last I was there, but not like that!|
|Posted Dec 6, 2005 6:01 pm|
|Yeah, you're not officially allowed to climb it. Period. Thus if you do try, and get hurt, they won't be able to save you. Watch out for cows too. Vicious things.|
|Posted Jun 11, 2006 9:08 pm|
|Can anyone tell me what the road is like to La Joya. I only have a 2 wheel drive car.|
|Posted Sep 23, 2014 3:35 pm|
|The dirt road up the mountain is easily doable with 2-wheel drive. |
We went up Nevado de Colima last month. There is a 9km round-trip trail that is fairly easy to follow, once you find the trailhead near La Joya. The trail goes through pine forest and then ascends over ash / sand to the saddle between the peak and the antennas. Coordinates for the trailhead are: N19° 34.990′ W103° 36.073′
Alternatively, many people seem to drive towards the antennas (currently you're not allowed to drive all the way there), walk the rest of the dirt road to the antennas, and follow a fairly easy path to the top.
More detail on the longer route can be found on our website:
|Posted Oct 21, 2014 7:22 pm|
|Does anyone know the current status of the mountain, i.e., is climbing allowed?|
|Posted Aug 28, 2015 4:48 pm|
|bodofzt||Page needs major updates|
|I climbed Nevado de Colima just yesterday. A lot has changed in the last decade; I'll try to synthesize:|
* The mountain is significantly lower than stated here. The official (INEGI) altitude is 4240 m/13910 ft. Peakbagger lists it at 4260 m with a +20 m margin of error (13976+66). My personal GPS measurement was 4281 m/14045 ft. Even the former highest estimate was lower (4330 m/14206 ft).
* The park entrance fee is 31 MXP, currently 1.50 USD.
* There's a service road for a volcano observatory which lies at around 4000 m. Its parking lot is also accessible for tourists, from where you can start a rather short hike/scramble to the summit.
* There are huts close to La Joya, the camping area at the park entrance.
|Posted Dec 1, 2016 10:08 am|
|Quicks||Re: Page needs major updates|
|Were you allowed to reach summit? Because ive read in a couple of sites, that the nevado is currently closed. Is a guide necessary to climb it? And do you need any tecnical equipment? Such as crampons, rope ice axe, harness? Howndifficult is it?|
|Posted Dec 23, 2016 1:15 pm|