Cerro El Baul, Quetzaltenango

3.6
#7 of 16 in Nature in Western Highlands
Cerro El Baúl, also known as El Baúl, is a forested lava dome overlooking the valley of Quetzaltenango. It is located about 3 km north of the Almolonga volcano, at the south-eastern edge of the city of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala and is one of the city's last remaining green areas.
Cerro El Baúl covers an area of 2.40 km² and was declared a national park in 1955. The park is under serious threat due to illicit extraction of trees and advancing urbanization crossing the park borders.
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  • From the hill of the Trunk you can see the valley of Quetzaltenango in all its fullness. My recommendation is that you visit only during daylight hours, preferably in the mornings because of how risky it has been lately. It is ideal for morning exercise because the hill is not so high or inclined.
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  • A place worthwhile, pity that the street is full of potholes and craters that is huge holes, a sure carelessness of the mayors. Even with that difficulty getting there it is worth the best view of the big city.
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  • About an hour walk up the hill to a cool view and a super fun slide!
  • Natuŕe and past time, touristic place
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