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Top 10 Most Amazing Hikes in North America

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Hiking Ixtacimhuatl Volcano, (Just East of) Mexico City, Mexico
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3. Ixtacimhuatl, (Just East of) Mexico City, Mexico

Hike a volcano!

If that sounds like a good idea to you (and trust us, it doesn’t to everyone), then the twin volcanoes, Popocatepetl and Ixtacimhuatl are just what you’re looking for.

Actually, it’s that second one you’ll be walking on.

You see, the 5,452-meter-high Popocatepetl (commonly known as Popo) was a very popular hiking location, but...

... then it ruined everything by awakening from its 192-year slumber in 1994 and spewing lava all over the place. Now that’s closed, but go ahead ... try the “sister” volcano.

Really.

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