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By Brett Winterbottom
From: Park City, UT
Dec 23, 2016
DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Piedra Grande Hut
Here is a description on finding the correct road that will link you from the town of San Miguel Zoapon to the Piedra Grande Hut. This information seems to be a secret within the little community of local guides so please feel free to spread. Reset odometer and use this guide but be aware the road is rough and can change quite drastically so if something is different then listed you'll have to figure it out on the go but hopefully this makes life a little easier than no info like our first go.
Mile 0, Just as you enter the town of Zuapon take your first right at the Y in the road. Follow around a bend to the left and drive .2 miles to take the 3rd right turn possible. Continue on this dirt road passing farms and even park to the first sign on Pico de Orizaba at Mile 2.2. Mile 3 you'll see a cross and elevated hut stay left on the well worn road. Mile 4.2 the town of Miguel Hildago y Castillo will be on the left stay right. Mile. 5.2 Scattered old huts/ houses will be spread out in a field to the left stay right but do not cut onto any roads that do not look well traveled but dirt road standards. Mile 5.5 you'll come to a 3 way fork, take the right most road and get ready for some wheelin. There are many ways of getting to the next mile marker here so you may have to scout out little sections to make sure the road hasn't been diverted in a new direction. Mile 6.4 The Entrance to the National Park of Pico de Orizaba, there is a gate and house but was not occupied or closed off when we drove through keep driving down this road. Mile 6.6 This part of the road can be super muddy and full of deep ruts so I advise driving earlier in the morning while the ground is still hard or when its dry unless you feel like flinging lots O mud. Mile 6.8 This was a 4 way intersection with lots of different options get out and scout. We chose the right most direction, they all meet up back at the same road eventually. Mile 7.3 you will encounter a Y stay left where the road drops down and turns left then heads back up hill. After that intersection there were no other obstacles and the road lead directly to the hut. Be aware that you may encounter the jeeps of the guiding companies on this road which is rough since its one car wide but just know if you see there jeeps your on the right road!! Hope this helps and happy summiting.