Creel, Mexico – A Base for the Copper Canyon

Well, the month long stay in Creel, Mexico is coming to a close. Glad I decided to stay here for a month. Creel is a good place to use for a base to see the Copper Canyon.

The sites I’ve seen since being here are as follows:

1) Batopilas

2) Divisidero

3) Basateachic Waterfall

4) Cusarare Waterfall

5) Divisidero Adventure Park

6) Sisouchi

7) Copper Canyon train ride to El Fuerte (Chihuahua al Pacifico Railway)

I could have gone to a few other places – like the Mennonite community, but something’s  just weren’t meant to be.

All the places I mentioned are worth going to. The most dangerous is Batopilas – the roads are just not stable. They’ve torn apart a side of the mountain and the mountain is not giving up just yet.

Rock and mudslides happen on a regular basis. If you happen to get caught in one, there nothing to protect you from going over the edge of the cliff – and in some parts, it’s a good distance down to the river.

The other places, pretty easy to get to. Both waterfalls are great – Cusarare waterfall is about 75 ft. to 100 ft. high. Basaseachic waterfall is a gusher in the rainy season and 804 ft. high. Second highest in Mexico and the highest I’ve seen. I thought it was pretty impressive – worth a 3 hour ride from Creel.

I’ve made videos at each site and I’ll post them here.

In other posts, I’ll put up some pictures that I took at each site.  To kind of give you and idea of what you’ll see in later posts:

1) Gondola ride

2) Waterfalls long the Copper Canyon train ride

3) Basaseachic Waterfall – falls that are 804 ft. high

4) Tunnels along the Copper Canyon train ride

This is a video of just the waterfalls. None of me jabbering. Figured it would be nice to just listen to the sound of the water falling. Was I wrong?

My view of Batopilas, Mexico. One of the “Pueblo Magico” (in English Magical city) cities in the Copper Canyon. My opinion, not so much.




About John Wilson

Traveler, writer and photographer. No home now, just traveling the world in search of the lost chord.
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