El Chico National Park, Pluma Hidalgo

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El Chico National Park is a protected area in the State of Hidalgo, Mexico. It is one of the oldest protected areas in Mexico, as its foundation dates to 1898 when the then president of the republic, General Porfirio Díaz, by decree, created "Monte Vedado del Mineral del Chico". Since this date, the ancient conifer forests have been protected from the deforestation suffered in other parts of the country. Another decree followed in 1915 and still another by Presidential Agreement on 13 September 1922, which declared Monte Vedado to be cataloged as a forest reservation.

The park has an extensive and varied ecosystem typical of the region. It contains large forests of conifers, several species of animals.

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  • Inhale deeply as you walk through the pine forest in El Chico Parque Nacional, but be careful not to get lost!!! We stayed at El cedral and camped with family, renting a cabin. There's a lake and...  more »
  • A long twisty road, but a beautiful place. We went up the Mirador with a great 360 view. The ride up was 25 min in a 4 wheels drive, and at the top we met a young couple who had run the all way, even....  more »
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  • A perfect place if you are nature lover! I recommend you wearing warm clothes because the environment is a little bit cold. The perfect place for hiking and biking :)
  • If you're looking for a relaxing mini vacation not far from home 🏡. This place is great for families wanting to grill while enjoying each other's company with little to no cell service. There is fire wood for sale at the entrance. They charge per person when you park. There is plenty of space to park. Be aware there are plenty of wild dogs that beg for food. If you feed one, more will come. Other than that it's a great place for family.
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