Custodied by old poplars, the crystalline current of the Escanela River descends from the top of the mountain, where time has created two magical landscapes: the God's Bridge (Puente de Dios) and the Angostura Canyon (Cañón de la Angostura).
To get to the great protagonist of Sierra Gorda, the God's Bridge, you must first travel the path that has delimited the Escanela River. Encapsulated between ancient stone walls, you will find a river of crystalline water, with blue and green hues.
After a journey of approximately 20 minutes, the river forks until you reach the Angostura Canyon, a gentle stream 50 meters long, where you can bathe. Attention: depending on the time of the year, it is possible that the water is somewhat cold.
Finally, after an hour of walking, you will have your reward coming to the Bridge of God. This mysterious natural formation is made up of a semi-open cave with stalactites from which thick water jets arise. It only remains to enjoy the moment and connect with nature in its purest form.
Indications: On the federal highway 120 San Juan del Río - Xilitla, at the height of Km 155, begins a 5 kms dirt road. It flows into the Escanela River, where the trail begins.
You can spend the night in a cozy cabin in the area and relax listening to the constant murmur of the river water.
Take trekking or nautical shoes, since the stones can be very slippery due to the moss. In addition, we recommend towel, swimsuit, mosquito repellent, mineral water and something to eat.
The entrance has a cost of 75 Mexican pesos per person (guide included). The parking costs 60 Mexican pesos.
It is a unique place of its kind. The Sierra Gorda Biosphere was recognized by the National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the sites with the greatest tourism sustainability in the world.
The biosphere has a wide biodiversity formed by more than 550 species of vertebrates, among which are endangered species, such as jaguars.