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tealeaves101Untitled Comment

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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

bearbnzUntitled Comment


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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



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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

TannermaeRoad conditions

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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


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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

ScottCurrent status


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Does anyone know the current status of the mountain, i.e., is climbing allowed?
Posted Aug 28, 2015 4:48 pm

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