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Depends on specifically where the butterflies happen to be clustering this year Some years they cluster directly above the parking lot in an area called the "traditional area": http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/4af/el9005a.jpg To hike to the "traditional area" from the parking lot takes 30-45 minutes and involves about a 750 - 1,000 foot elevation gain up a stairway. If the weather is warm with low humidity, you may see hundreds of thousands of monarchs in flight seeking drinking water from the nearby moist agricultural clearings (dormant corn fields) http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k75/4af/mex.jpgmaggierose wrote:I will be visiting Mexico in January. I have been trying to find info on the net about the hike to see the butterflies at El Rosario Sanctuary. Does anyone know how strenous the hike is from the parking lot to the monarch sighting area and also how long does the hike take?
maggierose wrote:How is the terrain for hiking. Is it rocky or is there a path? Is there a place to sit along the way. Sorry for all of the questions but I have neuroma on my feet and have to prepare in advance.
maggierose wrote: Despite my handicap, I got to the top. It was a sunny warm day and the butterflies were flying all around us. It was truly amazing.What an experience!
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