Coroico Off The Beaten Path

  • Stations of the Cross in Town
    Stations of the Cross in Town
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  • Trail to El Calvario
    Trail to El Calvario
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  • El Calvario Chapel
    El Calvario Chapel
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    Trailhead to Cerro Uchumachi

    by AlbuqRay Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    Trailhead to Cerro Uchumachi

    The trailhead to Cerro Uchumachi is further up the hill behind El Calvario. It is a five hour round trip to the top (so I hear). I think the sign was at 2350 meters and Cerro Uchumachi at 2450 meters. I did not do the hike. Besides being too lazy, the clouds were covering the peak and impairing the views.

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    Biked down Death Road: San Juan Waterfall

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    At one point, we got to see the waterfall of San Juan, which falls down onto the main road. Anyone say showers :)! We then stopped at another memorial for an Israeli girl who died biking down the same road we were in. Apparently, she lost control and went down a cliff. Believe me, the cliffs are scary, especially since you are forced to go down on the left (like England) next to them!

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    Biking down Death Road

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    I biked down 70 kilometers on the infamous Death Road. It was 2 Britts, Eddy the Guide, and me battling down the most dangerous road on Earth! The road was coined the Death Road back in 1997 because a study determined that it was the most dangerous road on Earth. In fact, there is at least one fatal accident per month!

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    Biked down Death Road: memorial shrine #1

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Several hundred meters later, we came across the memorial shrine of 5 Israelis who died on a jeep a decade or so ago. I knew about it so it didn't creep me out. Along the way, we stopped to admire the view.

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    Biked down Death Road: Yolosa

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Alas, we made it safely to Yolosa, our final stop on our bikes. All in all, we biked down a 3000 meters decent from an altitude of 4700 meters above sea level to an altitude of 1700 above sea level. We went through the four seasons from a freezing start with snow to a tropical end below.

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    Stations of the Cross on Uchumachi Trail

    by AlbuqRay Written Sep 5, 2005

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    Stations of the Cross in Town

    The Stations of the Cross start in town and continue on up the Uchumachi Trail to El Calvario chapel.

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    Trail to El Calvario

    by AlbuqRay Updated Sep 5, 2005

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    Trail to El Calvario

    You can hike up the trail past the Hotel Esmeralda, following the Stations of the Cross up to El Calvario.

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    View from El Calvario

    by AlbuqRay Written Sep 5, 2005

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    Coroico from El Calvario

    You get a great view of Coroico from the grassy area around El Calvario. That is the Hotel Esmeralda "parking lot" with the one vehicle at the bottom of the trail.

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    Biked down Death Road: the end of the paved road

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Then, shortly after a 45-minute uphill battle, the paved road ended and we kept going on a dirt road. It is at this point where it starts warming up and no longer is freezing.

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    Biked down Death Road: Start at el Charro

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    We started up high at El Charro at an altitude of 4700 meters above sea level. We could still see fresh snow from last night’s snowfall. Off we went down a paved road for a few hours.

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