COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Canon de la Huasteca

Vacation Travel Guide
Canon de la Huasteca which includes mountains and landscape views

Marvel at the dramatic rock formations of this spectacular canyon, a great place for picnics, scenic walks, mountain biking and rock-climbing adventures.

The Cañon de la Huasteca is rich in natural beauty: a mountain ravine of striking limestone rock formations and magnificent desert landscapes. Come here to enjoy scenic walks and picnics, superb photography opportunities and outdoor adventures. The canyon forms part of the sprawling Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, a national park home to forest-covered valleys, mountains, waterfalls and colorful fauna and flora.

Explore this magical canyon via rented car or take a hike on one of the various walking trails, which are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Pause to gaze up at the changing rock formations, some of which are about 984 feet (300 meters) tall. Look for the ancient petroglyphs (rock engravings) left by the indigenous people that once inhabited the area. High up in one of the cliffs is a house that belonged to famed Mexican writer, scientist and humanist Dr. Eduardo Aguirre Pequeño.

At the heart of the canyon is La Huasteca Ecological Park. Find picnic areas, barbecues, a children’s playground and a natural swimming pool. It’s a popular weekend escape for residents of the nearby towns and villages.

Take advantage of opportunities to go mountain biking and rock climbing within the valley. Bike along paved and dirt trails that weave through the foothills of the soaring limestone cliffs. Discover areas that are designated for climbing and abseiling. In downtown Monterrey, you’ll find several tour operators who can provide equipment and knowledgeable guides.

Located on the northern edge of Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, the canyon is just a 45-minute drive from downtown Monterrey. The easiest way to get here is via rented car or on a guided tour if you plan to go rock climbing and mountain biking. A public bus also operates between the canyon and downtown Monterrey.

The Cañon de la Huasteca is open daily with an admission fee for those entering with a car. The canyon has very limited facilities so bring plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially during the hot summer months.

Top things to do in Canon de la Huasteca

Top Hotels Close to Canon de la Huasteca

Hotel Hi! Santa Catarina
Hotel Hi! Santa Catarina
2.5 out of 5
Boulevard Gustavo Díaz Ordaz #338, Col. Protexa Industrial, Santa Catarina, NL
The price is $29 per night from Jul 30 to Jul 30
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from University of Monterrey Library and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Cumbres de Monterrey National Park. U.S. Consulate ...
4.1/5Very Good! (170 reviews)
"Nothing"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Hotel Hi! Santa Catarina
Nice Loft Near A National Park/ Depa EN Valle Poniente Torre Lovft
Nice Loft Near A National Park/ Depa EN Valle Poniente Torre Lovft
Santa Catarina, NLE
Situated in the mountains, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of U.S. Consulate General and Cumbres de Monterrey National Park. Canon de la Huasteca ...
Nice Loft Near A National Park/ Depa EN Valle Poniente Torre Lovft
Las Torres de El Legado
Las Torres de El Legado
3 out of 5
Av. Las Huertas 951, Zona Centro, Santa Catarina, NL
The price is $47 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Situated in a regional park, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Monterrey Library, U.S. Consulate General, and Spainish Consulate. Museo del ...
4/5Very Good! (156 reviews)
"the air conditioning did not work, and the second night electricity and water disappeared, and did not return until departure, without being able to take a shower, and without any notice from the management,"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

Las Torres de El Legado
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Canon de la Huasteca

Canon de la Huasteca

Choose one or more items to build your trip:

Best Lodging Options Near Canon de la Huasteca

Hotel Hi! Santa Catarina
Hotel Hi! Santa Catarina
2.5 out of 5
Boulevard Gustavo Díaz Ordaz #338, Col. Protexa Industrial, Santa Catarina, NL
The price is $29 per night from Jul 30 to Jul 30
Hotel Hi! Santa Catarina
Nice Loft Near A National Park/ Depa EN Valle Poniente Torre Lovft
Nice Loft Near A National Park/ Depa EN Valle Poniente Torre Lovft
Santa Catarina, NLE
Nice Loft Near A National Park/ Depa EN Valle Poniente Torre Lovft
Las Torres de El Legado
Las Torres de El Legado
3 out of 5
Av. Las Huertas 951, Zona Centro, Santa Catarina, NL
The price is $47 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Las Torres de El Legado
Lazaro 1 - Estrena en el Corazón de San Pedro Garza García
Lazaro 1 - Estrena en el Corazón de San Pedro Garza García
San Pedro Garza Garcia, NLE
The price is $41 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Lazaro 1 - Estrena en el Corazón de San Pedro Garza García
Lazaro 1-1 Estrena Loft en Corazón de San Pedro
Lazaro 1-1 Estrena Loft en Corazón de San Pedro
San Pedro Garza Garcia, NLE
The price is $41 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Lazaro 1-1 Estrena Loft en Corazón de San Pedro
Lazaro 3 - En el Corazón de San Pedro
Lazaro 3 - En el Corazón de San Pedro
San Pedro Garza Garcia, NLE
The price is $59 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Lazaro 3 - En el Corazón de San Pedro
Lazaro 4 - En el Corazón de San Pedro
Lazaro 4 - En el Corazón de San Pedro
San Pedro Garza Garcia, NLE
The price is $59 per night from Jul 30 to Jul 30
Lazaro 4 - En el Corazón de San Pedro
Lazaro 2 - En el Corazón de San Pedro
Lazaro 2 - En el Corazón de San Pedro
San Pedro Garza Garcia, NLE
The price is $59 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 2
Lazaro 2 - En el Corazón de San Pedro
City Express Monterrey Santa Catarina
City Express Monterrey Santa Catarina
2 out of 5
Carretera Monterrey-Saltillo, 1135, Colonia Puerta de las Mitras, Santa Catarina, NL
The price is $52 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
City Express Monterrey Santa Catarina
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.