Guadalajara has its city parks, but none of them can compare with el Cerro de Colli, located at the west end of town not far from the Omnilife Stadium.
Take one step past the end of Calle San Gregorio and lo and behold you find yourself inside Jalisco’s celebrated Bosque la Primavera. You are also at the foot of a celebrated – albeit by few – volcano, which last erupted 27,000 years ago, marking the last gasp of volcanism in the Primavera area.
Years ago, I learned from former Peace Corps Volunteer Barbara Dye that August and September are ideal months for a Colli stroll because the vegetation is lush and your chances of seeing wildflowers are excellent. Those chances are, in fact, doubly good on Colli because the path takes you through two different ecosystems. So, welcome to “Colliflower Season!”