It was not easy to reach. Four wheel drive (or Dual-Sport motorcycle) is advised for the trip and it didn’t take long for the road to go from dirt to gravel to volcanic ash. Although I have to say volcanic ash is fluffy and the least painful thing to fall on.
|I think we may have cut through someone’s ranch.|
|Cattle are terrible at giving directions, btw.|
|Volcanic ash is so FLUFFY!|
When we finally arrived at the church we were greeted by a man offering to give us a tour and point towards a parking area but we decided to come in from the backside of the site (which was a considerably more difficult approach as we later discovered.)
Once we started to climb we could see the ruins and people already climbing around them.
|From the top you can see the Paricutin volcano in the background.|
After climbing around for a while we found the easy path out to the parking area. There are several stands set up with food, drink and handmade goods from the locals. You can also take an ATV or horse ride to the volcano from here.
|Matthew says “It’s Cerveza time!”|
|Four up on a four wheeler!|
This is not an easy place to get to but worth the ride if you are willing.