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Batopilas Canyon

Mexico
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Type: Canyons
Activities: Hiking, Four-wheeling
Description: A beautiful and seldom-seen region located along the scenic Copper Canyon route.
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The road to Batopilas is memorable...not for sissies! Interesting silver mining history so visit the museum, Sheperd's now ruined home and a mine if you can. Good hiking area, especially to the old church.

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San Francisco, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
50 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

That would be in a comfortable SUV as part of a 3 Amigos Tour, if such is available when you're there. Unfortunately it wasn't in my case, so I took the hard way down -public bus (van) packed to the gills with coughing locals, and hitchhike back up. It was all still worth it. It's a completely different world down... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Batopilas. 11/2013. This village is at the bottom of the Canyon, sometimes accessible by a 4 1/2 hour bus ride from Creel. They are attempting to put in a paved road for the last 10 miles which is currently dirt. The last hour will be a wild ride. Due to a Rockslide we were not able to take the normal... More

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Sidney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Recently, we did a 3 day tour from Creel down to Batopilas in the Copper Canyon, Mexico, with Cesar. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip & he was an excellent guide and driver. Also, very knowledgeable & spoke excellent English.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Three Amigos put a fantastic trip together for us from El Fuerte to Chihuahua. The entry via El Chepe train journey from the coast to the top of the Sierra Madre was the appertiser only to the feast to come. The trip into Batapilas and stay there was the highlight. Riverside Lodge was a delight, together with Shepherd's silver smelter... More

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Menlo Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

A marvelous several days at and about Batopilas. Remote and awesome. Glorious scenery. Four of us were on the Railroad trip, got off at Creel and were driven down an uncompleted road/trail to the old mining town of Batopilas. Spent several days there, walking out to the Hidden Cathedral and along the viaduct. Wet, chilly but well worth the time... More

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Watlington, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

A totally genuine, non-tourist orientated town - visit the Satevo mission church. The main road is currently closed and will not re-open until September 2012, but you an still get there in 10 hours from Creel. We met a gold prospector who uses 3 mules to load 30kg of earth and then wash the spoil in the river - no... More

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Malaysia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

The Copper Canyon is a MUST for travellers visiting Mexico. It is 5 times greater than the Grand Canyon and this made the Grand Canyon a midget. The scenery is very picturesque and scenic. It is not only great for geologist but for all travellers. The series of canyons at Divisadero is awesome and fantastic, a natural formation of Mother... More

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Made easy by the Canyon Rail Co. CHEPE,safe and comfortable

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Spent just 2 nights in Batopilas at the Riverside Lodge, courtesy of the Three Amigos . . . could easily have been longer . . . one of the most interesting and characterful hotels you could ever wish to stay at, with excellent accommodation and service. Breakfast was supposedly not included, but the free non-breakfast we were provided certainly filled... More

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