Heading down. There are 565 steps down to the waterfall.
The Cupatitzio river flowing above the falls
Further down a little more is revealed
There is the cascade of the main fall and many lesser falls emerging from fissures in the rock.
The next day we visited the headwaters of the Cupatitzio River. It is located 8 miles upstream in the town of Uruapan. The government bought the land around the headwaters in 1938, turning it into a national park.
This small still pool is the headwaters.
Only a couple hundred yards downstream the volume of water has dramatically increased. More water flows into the river through the cracks and fissures in the surrounding lava than originates in the headwater pool.
You can see the water just pouring out of the lava rock.
All this water has been channeled in to a multitude of water features.
The Cupatitzio River plunging through the jungle on its way to the Tzararacua Falls