Sumidero Canyon

The Sumidero Canyon a river canon on the Grijalva River near Chiapa de Corzo. River level is up to 1km from the mountain tops. I wa surprised to discover it actually flows into a hydro-electric dam as it comes out of the canyon which provides some huge amount of Mexico City's electricity.

We went down the canyon by boat which was powered by two huge 300hp outboards, so we had 600hp of power, the boat went stupidly fast when he put his foot down. (I'm a bloke, I'm suppose to like over powered craft)

The canyon is full of wildlife. Lots and lots of birds, monkeys, crocodiles. All the interesting things. A very interesting trip


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Birds in the trees just below Chiapa de Corzo
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Bridge over Grijalva River just above the Sumidero Canyon
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This island on the Grijalva River looks like it has an abandoned theme part on it
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Sumidero Canyon
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Birds in the Sumidero Canyon
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Vultures in Sumidero Canyon
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There are lots of vultures there
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Walls of Sumidero Canyon
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More birds
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This is not a bird, its a bitie thing
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Sumidero Canyon
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Bird on the whirlpool of flotsom
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Sumidero Canyon
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A monkey in a tree in the canyon
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Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe in a cave in the canyon
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Plants on the canyon walls
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Looking back up the canyon
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This is the christmas tree waterfall, the shapes are calcification from when it rains
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Unfortunately it was dry when we were there
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Looking back up the canyon as you come onto the lake
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Birdlife in the tree
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This is a monument to the workers on the hydro dam which reminds me of a Soviet era monument
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Tail end of the dam, Chicoasen
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Heading back upstream
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The canyon walls
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Heading back the canyon
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Another of the friendly locals
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The bridge appearing in the distance
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The water is flat, but the earth is sinking
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