Cerro del Muerto (The Dead Man Mountain) – Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Both JT and I love hiking, and one of the things we used to do together all the time while I lived in Vancouver was go on hikes. Some of the most memorable ones I ever did were with him: Lynn Canyon, Indian Arm/Deep Cove, the Stawamus Chief. So it wasn’t a surprise that when he came down to visit me I went hiking with him. We chose a hike that I had never done, but we both were eager to explore: The Dead Man Mountain (el Cerro del Muerto), in the outskirts of the city of Aguascalientes, in the namesake state of Aguascalientes.
The Cerro del Muerto (Dead Man Mountain) is named that way because it resembles a dead (or sleeping) man (see the photo above). While the hike isn’t considered an easy one, and we didn’t go all the way to the top, I really enjoyed it.
There are two pathways (you need to take the highway to Calvillo and then stop almost right at the intersection with the highway that takes you to Mexico) that go uphill.
There is a chapel in the first 200 metres as you go uphill, and to be quite frank, hiking that far up did not make me even work up a sweat. But the rest of the hike seemed quite daunting and I was out of shape as I hadn’t been exercising enough so I didn’t want to risk it. The next time I have some free time, I’ll have to check the Cerro del Muerto again.