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Tierra Colorada

Tierra Colorada is a town in the state of Guerrero, south-western Mexico.
The city is crossed by Federal Highway 95 that connects Mexico City with Acapulco.

Its name refers to its location on an area of ​​red mountain soils.

This region, housed in the year of 1849 a hacienda, owned by General Juan N. Álvarez who baptized it with the name of “Tierra Colorada”, having as its only reference to be one of the probable first settlers of that locality.

By 1854, the town would be founded with the name it currently holds.

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) in 2005, the city of Tierra Colorada had until that year a total population of 10,502 inhabitants.

Nearby Archaeological sites

Tehuacalco archaeological site

The Tehuacalco archaeological site is on a hill surrounded by mountains, which were worshipped by the Yope. Four mountains marked the cardinal directions and one (Compuerta) was used to mark solar events such as equinoxes and solstices as the sun rose behind it. Tehuacalco was occupied as a ceremonial site from about 400 CE to about 1100 CE.

Tehuacalco was the first archeological site associated with the Yope people to be excavated, in the 2000s.

The environment of the area is a deciduous tropical forest, whose trees lose most of their leaves during the dry season in the fall and winter.

The Tehuacalco site was opened to the public in 2008.

How to get there & Transportation

From Chipancingo:

By bus from Chipancingo to Tierra Colorada, 3$-7$, 50 minutes (twice a day)
By taxi from Chipancingo (around 40 min), 29$-40$

From Acapulco:

By bus from Acapulco to Chilpancingo, 6$-9$, 2 hours (buses run every 2 hours).
By bus from Chipancingo to Tierra Colorada, 3$-7$, 50 minutes (twice a day)

By taxi from Acapulco (around 50 min), 30$-40$

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