Cerro El Baúl

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Cerro El Baúl
National Park
Official name: Parque Nacional Cerro El Baúl
Country Guatemala
Region Quetzaltenango (department)
Municipality Quetzaltenango
Landmark Hill
Location Quetzaltenango
 - elevation 2,650 m (8,694 ft)
 - prominence 300 m (984 ft)
 - coordinates 14°49′52″N 91°30′10″W / 14.83111°N 91.50278°W / 14.83111; -91.50278Coordinates: 14°49′52″N 91°30′10″W / 14.83111°N 91.50278°W / 14.83111; -91.50278
Area 2.40 km2 (1 sq mi)
Founded Acuerdo Gubernativo 26-05-55
Date 1955
Management Municipality of Quetzaltenango

Cerro El Baúl, also known as El Baúl, is a forested lava dome overlooking the valley of Quetzaltenango.[1] It is located about 3 km north of the Almolonga volcano, at the south-eastern edge of the city of Quetzaltenango in Guatemala and is one of the city's last remaining green areas.

Cerro El Baúl covers an area of 2.40 km² and was declared a national park in 1955.[2] The park is under serious threat due to illicit extraction of trees and advancing urbanization crossing the park borders.[3]

A view of Quetzaltenango city from Cerro El Baúl.


  1. ^ Bohnenberger, Otto H. "Los focos eruptivos cuaternarios de Guatemala". Guatemala: INSIVUMEH. Retrieved 2010-050-05.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ CONAP. "Listado de Áreas Protegidas (enero, 2011)" (xls) (in Spanish). conap.gob.gt. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  3. ^ Prensa Libre. "Cerro El Baúl, otra reserva en peligro" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-07-25. [dead link]