Saltillo offers a series of activities to enjoy in a full way within and out in surroundings areas.
Among the most representative traditions of Saltillo and its surroundings you’ll find the horseback rides and festivals like the San Isidro Labrador celebration in Arteaga; the celebration of the Holy Christ of the Chapel celebrated every august with the typical dances of “Tlaxcaltecas” and “Matachines”, with a walk arranged by all the people in Saltillo, in addition to processions and church services. On September, you’ll feel the devotion at its best among the processions and dances in the Ojo de Agua celebration; last, in October, the celebration of San Francisco is held.
Saltillo also offers visitors several activities to enjoy the city and its surroundings to the fullest. The extreme sports lovers or families with small children, pretty much of every age in every physical condition, can be satisfied by the options that this destination offers.
The thrill that drives those climbing and rappel enthusiasts finds its way back to splendid places featured all around Saltillo over and over again. The Natural Park of the Arteaga Sierra, 54 km away from the city, features canyons such as Los Lirios, endowed by rocky areas and walls perfect for adventurous sessions; San Lorenzo Canyon is only 5 km to Saltillo’s south, this place features walls over 2, 000 meters high among a protected forest zone that is overwhelmed by pine tree vegetation.
Monterreal Forest, also within the Natural Park of the Arteaga Sierra homes an interesting site for tourism. There is an artificial surface that emulates snow, given that weather conditions in Arteaga Sierra are suitable for this activity during all year round. Here, visitors find basic training to make use of its tracks of 45 and 230 meters high and are provided with the necessary gear in order to take on this exciting activity.
Arteaga Sierra is a natural reserve with multiple peaks and mountain chains of abundant vegetation that offers the possibility to discover and challenge your physical abilities. This mountain chain is ideal to climb over natural elevations such as Martha Mountain and De la Viga Mountain of respectively 3,700 and 3,550 meters above the sea level where you can appreciate the wonderful tree presence of pine, cedar and Encino.
Both local and foreign enthusiasts of Mountain Biking get to tour the Natural Park trails of Arteaga Sierra. This tour consists in several kilometers of distance that cover La Carbonera and Las Alazanas canyons, which are popular in the region due to its challenging routes and tracks. This park is located within 54 km towards the east of Saltillo, via State highway.
Travelers may find water reservoirs and parks just ideal for family recreation within Saltillo and outer areas as well. These places are adapted to provide a great experience. The places we highly recommend include La Luz, Zapata, La Estrella reservoirs and Las Maravillas Park.