|Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve|
The Mountain Pine Ridge is home to the Hidden Valley Falls (1,600 Foot-Falls), the Rio On River, the Rio On Pools, and the Rio Frio Cave and nature Trail, as well as numerous small streams and waterfalls.
Besides offering magnificent vistas, the cooler temperatures along with a refreshing swim can provide a welcome respite from the tropical sunshine within the Mountain Pine Ridge’s 300 square miles of forest reserve in the Cayo District. Established in 1944 to protect and manage the native pine forest, it is estimated to cover an area of 106,352.5 acres.
Access to the reserve is via the Chiquibul Road from Georgeville or via the Cristo Rey Road from Santa Elena Town just east of San Ignacio Town.
There are several lodges and resorts located within the reserve.
Visitors going to the Maya site at Caracol and/or the Chiquibul Rain Forest, drive through this picturesque area.