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San Joaquín, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands (North America)
 

Los Herrera Caves

 
 
Los Herrera Caves Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 18, 2021
1. Los Herrera Caves Marker
Inscription.  

Grutas los Herrera
Es la única del Estado acondicionadas fueron exploradas por espeleólogos estadounidenses en 1977, gracias a las filtraciones de sales y minerales han desarrollado las estalagmitas y estalactitas las cuales han creado espectaculares formas en los macizos de roca caliza a través del paso de millones de años, algunas formaciones les han dado diversos nombres como la del león, el cocodrilo y el imperio romano, y otras. La profundidad de las grutas en algunas partes llega a ser hasta de 370 metros. El área acondicionada para el turismo es tan sólo de 30 metros.

English:
Los Herrera caves
It is the only one of the State conditioned were explored by American speleologists in 1977, thanks to the filtrations of salts and minerals have developed the stalagmites and stalactites which have created spectacular forms in the limeston massifs through the passage of millions of years, some formations have given them different names such as the lion, the crocodile and the Roman empire, and others. The depth of the caves in some parts reaches up to
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370 meters. The area conditioned for tourism is only 30 meters. rera

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1977.
 
Location. 20° 53.93′ N, 99° 34.532′ W. Marker is in San Joaquín, Querétaro. Marker is on Carretera La Culata just north of Mexican Federal Highway 120 (National Route 120), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Joaquín QUE 76557, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monument to the Miner (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Observation Post "La Crucita" (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); The Round Stone Monument (approx. 2 kilometers away); Historic Tree (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Plaza Galación Camacho (approx. 2.1 kilometers away); Emiliano Zapata (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Las Ranas and the Access Complex (approx. 3.1 kilometers away); The Doors of the City (approx. 3.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Joaquín.
 
Los Herrera Caves Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 18, 2021
2. Los Herrera Caves Marker
The Spanish portion of the marker is repeated on a separate marker about 20 meters or so before the featured marker and cave entrance.
2003 Los Herrera Caves Discovery Tablet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 18, 2021
3. 2003 Los Herrera Caves Discovery Tablet
This 25th anniversary tablet notes that Patty Mothes and Roy Jameson were the US cavers that first explored the caves. Mothes' name is misspelled as 'Mohtes.'
Los Herrera Caves and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 18, 2021
4. Los Herrera Caves and Marker
Los Herrera Caves image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 18, 2021
5. Los Herrera Caves
This view is of one of the larger openings inside the caves. Note the people at the lower portion of the photo for scale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2021, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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