AAA Editor Notes
Cerro de San Pedro is about 8 km (5 mi.) e. out of the city on Av. Universidad (Mex. 70) to a signed turnoff, then 13 km (8 mi.) n., following signs. At this partially inhabited ghost town you can see former shops, churches, estates and a hospital. San Pedro was founded in 1583 when several mines in the region began operations. By the late 1940s gold, lead, iron, manganese and mercury deposits had largely been depleted, although local firms continue to extract limited quantities of minerals from the mines. Visitors can enter La Descubridora, the town's first mine. Check with the State Tourism Office or your hotel concierge for information about guided excursions.