Archive for March, 2009

Hiking Tijuana’s Cerro Colorado

Looking East Over Tijuana

The rolling hills above Tijuana’s sprawling suburbs define the physical landscape of a city not often thought of for its geology. The highest peak, Cerro Colorado (Red Hill), stands about 500 meters (1,640 ft) above sea level. The western edge of the summit is marked in white with the phrase “Jesucristo es el Señor” (Jesus Christ is Lord). Local radio and television stations broadcast from antennas on top of hill. A dirt trail carved out by maintenance trucks runs up from the eastern edge of its base in the neighborhood El Florido. People use the trail to hike to the top. In addition to the panoramic view, there are a couple small caves along the sides of the peak.

Cerro Colorado Map

Here are a few photos and a video from a recent trip up Cerro Colorado:

Cerro Colorado: La Subida

Cerro Colorado: Rest Stop

Tijuana Panorama Desde el Cerro Colorado

Walking Across the top of Cerro Colorado

Graffitied Cross

Cueva del Cerro Colorado

Nathan Above Tijuana

Cerro Colorado: North West View