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Visit the Parque

Mexico’s northernmost national park is a beaut—once you trek 50 miles of unpaved road


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Photo by Simon Malvaez

The 12,000-acre Parque Nacional Constitucion de 1857 is one of three national parks in Baja California. It sits 60 miles northeast of Ensenada and an hour’s drive from the nearest piece of pavement, making it a tranquil oasis for bighorn sheep as well as mule deer, eagles, falcons, cougars, bobcats, and more than 30 different species of bats.

It’s named after the 1857 Constitution of Mexico, which established freedom of speech, press, and assembly for Mexicans.

The highest trail leads 6,500 feet above sea level, and rustic, solar-powered cabins (no fridges, no stoves)—can be reserved in advance.

Getting there: From San Diego take Federal Highway 2 (Tijuana–Mexicali) 30 miles past Tecate, and watch for signs to turn south on unpaved roads for 50 miles.

For reservations and more info visit descubrebajacalifornia.com/index.php/constitucion-de-1857.

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