Named after the illustrious
Juárez, Oaxaca's Sierra Juárez is an expansive
territory known for its rich cultural and environmental diversity.
There are great hiking and biking trails as well guide
service and basic accomodation.
It's sometimes known as the Sierra Norte, but locals
call this mountainous region the Sierra Juárez.
Prepare for the cold! As the elevation climbs in the Sierra, the
It's important to note that tourism in the region, as opposed to
City or the Central
Valleys, is about a decade old. This requires additional patience
on the part of travelers and locals alike.
Travel in the Sierra Juárez is off the beaten path. Travelers
might find it easier to set up hikes and community visits in person
than by making reservations on the Web.
One suggestion -- independent travelers should brush up on their
Spanish! Knowing key words en español facilitates
trips into rural areas.
Juárez: Bicentennial Man
Juárez Environment and Culture - Ron Mader
on Latin American Forests
Who's Who in Mexican Forestry?
Eco Mushroom Fair
and the Trees - Ross Mitchell
in Oaxaca's Northern Sierra - Carlos E. Cornejo
comunitario en la Sierra - Jorge Favela Fierro
Arboles de Oaxaca/Oaxaca Trees
de las Flores: La Cabaña