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This national reserve presents myriad ecosystems with dramatic views of a...

This national reserve presents myriad ecosystems with dramatic views of a volcanic landscape.

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Beautiful scenery, but winter or spring only

The previous descriptions of the road are right, if, and only if, you come in from the southeast off Mex 8 highway (which runs between Sonoyta and Puerto Penasco). It is a dirt... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2016
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Santa Monica, California

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The previous descriptions of the road are right, if, and only if, you come in from the southeast off Mex 8 highway (which runs between Sonoyta and Puerto Penasco). It is a dirt road that runs sometimes on cinders, which makes for an excellent, well-drained surface. However, if you come in from the north, off Mex 2, the road at... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

If you like Gigantic craters, desert, hiking and the outdoors this is a great place to visit..there is a main entrance on the road from sonoyta to Puerto Peñasco (Mexico Hwy 8) near penasco, the gravel road is maintained after this entry point and is most suitable for most vehicles ( no offroad required), I can confirm that there is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

This volcanic area of the desert is so unique it has been deemed a UNESCO heritage site. A visit to Pinacate is two part- we traveled about 1/2 hour from our hotel in Puerto Penasco- our 1st stop was at the visitors center- well worth the stop- it's modern [nice washrooms], very well laid out with a video [choose Spanish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

This is worth a very long trip. Standing on the edge of a mile wide, 700 foot deep crater is just amazing. But even better, the drive down a lonely twisty dirt road, through Saguaro forests and wildflower meadows, was one of the best I have ever done. No need for a high clearance vehicle, we managed in a Solara... More 

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Central Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2011

The biosphere preserve is a stark, beautiful, peaceful area about 35 miles south of Lukeville, AZ. The visitor center is further south of the biosphere and is a must see. Extremely beautiful maars (largest collection of giant maars in North America) and cinder cones throughout this area along with interesting vegetation. Several hiking trails get you up close and personal.... More 

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