Located on the outskirts of Guadalajara, the Parque Mirador Indepencia is a lookout point over the Gorge of Oblatos, and affords a dramatic view of the canyon and the Rio Santiago, 2,000 feet below. The park includes a playground, gardens, and an inexpensive restaurant right at the rim of the canyon. Crisscrossed with trails, the surrounding jungle is a favorite spot for hikers and joggers. An open air theater is set against a backdrop view of the bright green mountains that is awesome in the traditional sense of the word. If your timing is right, you may be able to catch a show.
The park is located at the end of Calzada Independencia and is the last macrobus stop on the Fray Angélico-Mirador line.