San Cristóbal Canyon

The only volcanic canyon formed in the Island, the San Cristóbal Canyon lies between the towns of Barranquitas and Aibonito. At almost ten kilometers long, it is where the Barranquitas and Usabón rivers pass through.

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The only volcanic canyon formed in the Island, the San Cristóbal Canyon lies between the towns of Barranquitas and Aibonito. At almost ten kilometers long, it is where the Barranquitas and Usabón rivers pass through. There are several ponds at the bottom, intense vegetation, several falls and cliffs with carvings that resemble human faces.

How to get there

To get there from San Juan: Take highway 52 south and get off at Cayey; continue on road number 1 south towards Salinas; make a right on the Panoramic Route (7722) which goes to Aibonito; drive up to La Sierra (722) and at the first intersection make a left towards "La Piedra Degetau"; on the first stop sign make a right towards the town; you will pass by a retreat house called "Casa Manresa" and get to the town plaza. Once in Aibonito, head towards Barranquitas either through "Barrio Llanos" (725) or via "Asomante" (Rd #14) making a right on 162. The picture above was made from an entrance through a small trail in Barrio Llanos (725) about a 1/4 mile from road 162. Ask the locals how to get there. The trail is a bit steep so have good brakes.

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