👉 Santa Rosa Mountains

Santa Rosa Mountains

One of the natural landscapes in Guanajuato, where you can practice both ecotourism and adventure tourism, is the Cuenca de la Esperanza, a Natural Protected Area of 1,832 hectares, ideal for hiking, bird watching, walking, camping and mountain biking.

Santa Rosa Mountain Range of Guanajuato

When we think of Guanajuato, we think of colonial cities and cultural festivals; however, in this state you can also enjoy alternative tourism.

Cuenca de la Esperanza One of its main attractions is the recreational area of Las Palomas which, due to its great biodiversity, is a place that lends itself to birdwatchers, as it is part of the migratory corridor of the center of neotropical species from Alaska, Canada and the United States.

Sta. Rosa Here tours are conducted under the direction of trained guides who also provide information on herbalism and bird migration, as well as the flora and fauna of the Guanajuato highlands.

Sierra de Santa Rosa de Guanajuato

The reserve is home to a variety of 172 bird species, 40 percent of which are migratory. There is also a considerable population of mammals, including white-tailed deer, cacomixtles and lynx.

In recent years, the Cuenca de la Esperanza has become the most important natural recreational site in the state, which has led to the development of basic tourist infrastructure, such as renting tents, bicycles, binoculars, telescopes and flashlights, as well as restrooms, places to eat, barbecues and designated camping areas.

The best way to reach this place is to take the highway that goes from Guanajuato to Dolores Hidalgo and, five kilometers from the first one, there is a detour that leads to the ecological reserve.

Sierra de Santa Rosa guanajuato mexico

Sierra de Santa Rosa To enjoy this site to the fullest, it is advisable to wear brown, green or camouflage clothing, appropriate deep-drawing boots, carry light food and a canteen with water, as well as sunglasses and sunscreen.

Never forget that it is very important to protect the area, so you must comply with rules such as not exceeding a speed of 30 kilometers per hour, respecting the flora and fauna, not carrying alcoholic beverages, lighting fires only in authorized sites and depositing garbage in the indicated places. Remember that it is up to us to ensure that these places, their flora and fauna continue to be a space that benefits us all.