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Viewpoints of Cañón del Sumidero | Chiapas Mx

Viewpoints in the sinkhole canyon. The geographical fault was formed naturally 12 million years ago, the river channel with the current of water excavated a gap forming vertical walls with the passage of time, this geological change also happens by the help of tectonic plates that are They have moved, thus helping the riverbed to form what is now the Sumidero Canyon National Park.


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How to get

How to get to the viewpoints by public transport:

From the center of the city Tuxtla Gutiérrez takes a combi (collective transport) with the route number “R-69” as the base or end of the route is 100m from the entrance to the national park canyon del suidero.

From the entrance of the Cañón del Suide National Park, at approximately 2.18km there is the first lookout called “La Ceiba”, in total there are 5 viewpoints and the last one is approximately 16.30km from the entrance.

Doing this complete tour without a car can be very tiring and unpleasant because of the distances between each viewpoint the ride will be very long.

If you plan to visit this place without a car, we recommend you visit the first two viewpoints walking, or you can ask for a car or van that will give you a ride to the viewpoint they go.

If you make this trip without a car and plan to reach the final viewpoint called “Los Chiapa” we recommend you leave early because the park closes at 5:00 pm, if at that time you are in the final viewpoint it is very unlikely that there is any car I can give you a lift to the initial entrance.

 

How to get to the viewpoints by car:

From the central part of the city or any other you must go to the “Libramiento Norte” which is the highest speed circuit that runs through the northern area, once you are on the street or the road to the sinkhole, you will see a green road sign that says “C. AL SUMIDERO “and turn to the north, you will cross a couple of colonies always on the road until you reach the entrance to the park.

Inside the park they do not sell food or drinks, so take advantage of buying something in the latest developments.

About of

Destination / attraction:
Viewpoints of the Sumidero Canyon National Park
Country:
Mexico
State:
Chiapas
Municipality:
Tuxtla Gutierrez

 

Description:
The Sumidero Canyon National Park is a natural area protected by the Federal Government, SEMARNAT and CONANP; It is located northwest of Tuxtla Gutiérrez comprised by an extension of 21,789 hectares.

Over the protected area that forms the park flows the Grijalva River between the walls of the canyon (geographic fault) formed approximately 12 million years ago, vertical walls similar to a cliff reach more than 1,300m from the bottom of the river to the gap, and more than 1,000m from the surface; 26km is the distance that runs along the Grijalva River within the Cañón del Sumidero National Park, ending at the Manuel Torres Moreno hydroelectric dam popularly known as the Chicoasén Dam.

Several viewpoints are located in the chasm of these vertical walls, offering an incredible view.

 

History:
The geographical fault was formed naturally 12 million years ago, the riverbed with the water current excavated a gap forming vertical walls with the passage of time, this geological change also happens by the help of the tectonic plates that are They have moved, thus helping the riverbed to form what is now the Sumidero Canyon National Park.

When the Spaniards arrived in Chiapas at the time of the conquest, a battle was fought around the current sinkhole canyon. The Tepetchía tribe (Chiapanecas), unable to defeat their Spanish enemy in battle, preferred to throw themselves off the Tepetchía rock in the Sumidero Canyon (1534).

 

Tips:
Prepare a day of picnic in the viewpoints of the National Park, this tour is worth enjoying all day, remember to bring a sweater because the viewpoints are at high altitude and in the afternoon the wind is cold.

Prices for tickets, activities and transportation may change over time, if you detect a change please notify us.

 

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