Best Backpacking in Mexico

Looking for the best backpacking in Mexico? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Mexico. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Explore El Aguacero

    El Aguacero is the most mystical waterfall-filled canyon you’ve ever seen. Imagine Zion National Park and Havasupai with lush green jungle. Now imagine a canyon with 724 steps that switchback down to the canyon floor, where a warm water river is r...

  • Big Wall Climbing El Potrero Chico

    El Potrero Chico (“Little Corral”) is located north of Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, just under two miles outside of the small town of Hidalgo. A straight drive down I-35 from San Antonio TX through Laredo totaling around 5.5 hour...

  • Climb the Iztaccihuatl Volcano

    To reach the Izta-Popo National Park from the city of Puebla, you will have to drive 31 miles on the open road to "Paso de Cortés" towards San Nicolás de los ranchos. Once in the National Park, you have to register and pay 32 pesos. After you are ...

    6 miles 4140 ft gain

  • Hiking to Cumbre de las Nubes/La Bufa

    This hike starts at Presa "El Llano" (El Llano Dam), to get to "El Llano" Dam, you'll have to take a bus from El Rosario metro station (subway station), or get there by car. Once you're there you can ask for directions to get to La Bufa. The Natio...

  • Hiking to Chichinautzin Volcano

    This hike is really easy to reach from Mexico City. The departure point is a really small roadside town. From there, you can start many different hikes, but one of my favorites is the one that goes to the top of Chichinautzin. You can get to this...