Geosites

Geosites are representative sites of geological interest. 37 geosites have been identified; others are currently under study and evaluation.

  • 1.-Viewpoint Los Dos corazones

    1.-Viewpoint Los Dos corazones

    Mass wasting, erosion cirques, gullies and lamabordos

  • 2.-Viewpoint Sta. María Pozoltepec

    2.-Viewpoint Sta. María Pozoltepec

    Lithological contacts of main geological formations

  • 3.-Sta. María Pozoltepec waterfalls

    3.-Sta. María Pozoltepec waterfalls

    Dikes, contact metamorphism, structural river control

  • 4.-Viewpoint Vista Hermosa

    4.-Viewpoint Vista Hermosa

    Badlands, dikes, broad contact of physiographic provinces

  • 5.-Yucudaac Andesite

    5.-Yucudaac Andesite

    Lithological contacts and exposures of main geological formations

  • 6.-Yucuita Landslides

    6.-Yucuita Landslides

    Mass wasting, landslides and lamabordos

  • 7.-Viewpoint of the Nochixtlán and Yanhuitlán valleys

    7.-Viewpoint of the Nochixtlán and Yanhuitlán valleys

    Gullies, badlands, regional faults and lamabordo systems

  • 8.-Yanhuitlán river

    8.-Yanhuitlán river

    Alluvial archives and palaeosols

  • 9.-Las Conchas site

    9.-Las Conchas site

    Mass wasting, erosion cirques, gullies and lamabordos

  • 10.-Viewpoint Las Conchas

    10.-Viewpoint Las Conchas

    Gullies, badlands, regional faults, exo karstic features and lamabordo systems

  • 11.-Peña azul prismatic structures

    11.-Peña azul prismatic structures

    Lava structures, waterfalls

  • 12.-San Pedro Añañe dikes

    12.-San Pedro Añañe dikes

    Dikes and sills exposed by differential erosion, gullies, badlands, regional faults and lamabordo systems

  • 13.-Yanhuitlán river alluvial archives

    13.-Yanhuitlán river alluvial archives

    Alluvial archives, palaesols and lamabordos

  • 14.-Río Verde site

    14.-Río Verde site

    Lithological contacts of main geological formations, tectonics, main regional faults

  • 15.-Viewpoint Yanhuitlán valley

    15.-Viewpoint Yanhuitlán valley

    Mass wasting, erosion cirques, gullies and badlands, lamabordo systems

  • 16.-Yudayo site

    16.-Yudayo site

    Eroded lamabordos and exposures of alluvial deposits

  • 17.-San Isidro and Suchixtlahuaca site

    17.-San Isidro and Suchixtlahuaca site

    Lithological contacts of main geological formations and intrusive bodies

  • 18.-Boquerón site

    18.-Boquerón site

    Mass wasting, erosion cirques, gullies and lamabordos

  • 19.-Yuxacino site

    19.-Yuxacino site

    Paleontological (mammoth), alluvial deposits

  • 20.-Viewpoint Tonaltepec

    20.-Viewpoint Tonaltepec

    Gullies, badlands, regional faults and lamabordo systems

  • 21.-Cerro del Sol (Yucunchi)

    21.-Cerro del Sol (Yucunchi)

    Lithological contacts of main geological formations tectonism, regional faults.

  • 22.-Cerro Verde

    22.-Cerro Verde

    Highest elevation in the region, continental water divide

  • 23.-Dequenini site

    23.-Dequenini site

    Lithological contacts of main geological formations

  • 24.-Río del Águila site

    24.-Río del Águila site

    Lithological contacts of main geological formations, fluvial forms and tectonics

  • 25.-Yutzateche river

    25.-Yutzateche river

    Lithological contacts of geological formations at the base of the stratigraphic column (Cretaceous-Paleogen)

  • 26.-Yutoto site

    26.-Yutoto site

    Endo and exo karstic and fluvial features

  • 27.-Agencia Guadalupe Gavillera site

    27.-Agencia Guadalupe Gavillera site

    Karst features: lapiaz, caves. Cretaceous fossils.

  • 28.-Quarry (limestone)

    28.-Quarry (limestone)

    Limestone exposures

  • 29.-Viewpoint San Isidro Tejocotal

    29.-Viewpoint San Isidro Tejocotal

    View of the main three valleys: Yanhuitlán, Yucuita and Nochixtlán and main geomorphological units.

  • 30.-Quarry (marble)

    30.-Quarry (marble)

    Abandoned quarry, marble blocks and exposures

  • 31.-La Laguna site

    31.-La Laguna site

    Karstic features: lapiaz, caves, terra rossa deposits

  • 32.-Yutzateche site

    32.-Yutzateche site

    Lava structures

  • 33.-Yucudaac site

    33.-Yucudaac site

    Outstanding examples of spheroidal weathering on andesite outcrops

  • 34.-Cerro Corneta site

    34.-Cerro Corneta site

    Mass wasting, erosion cirques, gullies and lamabordos

  • 35.-Caballo Blanco site

    35.-Caballo Blanco site

    Mass wasting, erosion cirques, gullies and lamabordos

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