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The Best Volcano Hikes: Pacaya, Guatemala

I want to hike up a live— or at least dormant—volcano. Where can I go without getting scorched?

A:Pacaya is a Central American classic. Just outside Antigua, it’s a short, steep climb, generally busy with tour groups and touts offering horse rides to the top. But never mind the crowds and commerce: The two-mile trail will get your blood pumping, and the last stretch covers some more challenging volcanic terrain. The highlight is the trail’s proximity to red-hot, active lava flows. Get into the tourist-trap spirit and toast a marshmallow or two at the top.

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