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Cupatitzio Canyon National Park

The Cupatitzio River, named for the Purépecha language term for “singing river,” cuts through the city of Uruapan, dramatically carving its grounds. Nowhere is this clearer than in the canyon that defines this national park. Near its northern end, you can find The Devil’s Knee, the spring from which it is said the river is born.

The dramatic name of this spring originated from a legend that says that the devil was exorcised from this place by the priest Juan de San Miguel in the 16th century. Running away from the scene, the devil tripped, and upon hitting the ground, his knee broke the earth and water sprang forth.


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