Sprawling across the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains and blanketed with pine and oak forests, the Chipinque Ecological Park is one of Nuevo Leon’s most enchanting natural attractions and the most easily accessible part of the Cumbres Monterrey National Park.
Centered around the 2,200-meter peak of Chipinque, the park is a favorite retreat of city dwellers, with ample opportunities to explore and an abundance of untamed wilderness filled with exotic birds and wildlife.
Along with a vast network of hiking and mountain biking trails, rappelling and rock climbing are popular activities, and Chipinque is also home to an astronomical observatory, a butterfly farm and several natural lookout points, which offer views over nearby Monterrey and the surrounding countryside.
Chipinque Ecological Park is located around 13 km south of Monterrey and can be reached by bus, car and taxi from the city center. The park is open daily from 6am to 8pm and admission is free.