Hiking & Backpacking

just 40 minutes away from Querétaro


Explore over 32 kilometers of trails

Rancho El Carrizal represents over 2,100 hectares (~5,200 acres) of semi-desert wilderness and pine-oak forest in the El Zamorano mountain range with privately controlled access.  Backpack, bike, hike and backcountry camp as long as you desire with or without a guide. Your peace won’t be disturbed by anyone other than native wildlife or the occasional cow. 

All our trails are well marked with detailed navigational signage where appropriate, and occasional miradors (scenic overlooks). GPS tracks and photographs from each trail are uploaded for public view and navigation on Wikiloc.  

Our most scenic and popular trails include:

What to bring

Bring enough hydration and nutrients for your trip as well as sun protection, weather appropriate clothing, a first aid kit, and a trash bag. Be sure to download WIKILOC prior to your arrival in order to navigate your trip.


Certified local guides start at $400 MXN per day per group. Catered meals for your group start at $250 MXN per day per person.

32 km of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails to explore!
Hiking above the presa Las Adjuntas
One of our many scenic overlooks
Tent camping adjacent to cabins is a great option
Puerto Blanco backcountry campsite