TOUR # 7
TIME 2 OR 3 DAYS
This tour gives you a chance to visit the historic and truly unique 300 year old mining town of Batopilas.
You will have two options from which to choose from for your visit to Batopilas, you can opt for a one night or a two night stay.
On these two tours you will stop at the same stops as in tour # 5, although on this tour though you will wind down the zigzagging road to the bottom of the La Bufa Canyon. Once on the bottom of the canyon you will take a ride along one of the most beautiful roads around. The trees and shrubs will be totally different than that of the high sierras. You will see many tributaries leading to the Batopilas River.
At the old mining town of La Bufa we will take a brief stop then continue further on this deep canyon road to Batopilas. You will now be more than 6,000 feet below your starting point of Creel!
Batopilas is an enchanting town that was established in the early 1700's that hasn't lost it's charm despite the fact that technology is gradually creeping in.
As with most of the rock romations and cliffs of the Sierra Madre, the steep cliffs are of volcanic origin. You will be able to see an incredible amount of colors and shades, from: greys and browns, to yellows, whites, greens, orange, and reds. Many of these colors are lichens.
No matter which option you choose, you will definitely want to take a walk to the "Lost Cathedral" in the small town of Satevo, just a short distance downriver from Batopilas.
The departure from Creel for these tours is 9:30 a.m., the arrival to Batopilas will be around 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
On the one night stay tour you will leave Batopilas at about 11:00 a.m. on the second day. This will put you back in Creel at about 5:00 o'clock in the afternoon.
If you have chosen the 2 night stay tour, you will leave Batopilas at 6:00 or 6:30 a.m. on the third day. You will arrive in Creel at about 11:30 a.m., just in time to catch a train to Los Mochis or Chihuahua City.
On the return trip, from Batopilas to Creel, you will be able to enjoy the same view of the cliffs and canyons, but from a different perspective.
This tour is offered to a minimum of 6 to 7 people.
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