Rio Laja Trail
The Rio Laja Trail is a walking and biking trail following the banks of the Rio Laja in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, from the Presa Ignacio Allende to approximately Dolores Hidalgo; spanning 32.43 miles (51.9 kilometers). The trail is based upon foot paths that have been established by rural residents over many years.
Community volunteers, helped to map and document the trail and important waypoints to promote recreational use of the trail system for exercise, viewing birds and wildlife and enjoying the quiet and beauty of nature. We also hope to raise awareness of the importance of the Rio Laja as a water resource in the San Miguel municipality and the need to protect and restore this fragile waterway.
- During high water season, you may find yourself traveling on private property. These are customary routes, but please be respectful and stay on the trail.
- Trails recommended for biking (mountain bikes only) are denoted in each section below. Keep a close eye out for variable trail conditions and low branches or cacti.
- Please leave a light footprint when using the trails and pack out everything you bring in.
This project was completed with the help of project coordinator, Sara Pfeifer; Gordon Fulton who helped map and develop our everytrail.com site; and a number of San Miguel volunteers who helped to survey, map and photograph the trail. We offer a huge thank you to each and every one of you who helped us to accomplish this project!
Beverly Van Zandt
John and Sharon Doherty
Lorna and John Ferguson
Patricia and Joe Miller
Ruth and Collier Kear
Rio Laja Trail Printable Trail Guides