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Batopilas Canyon

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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What a lovely little turn of the century silver mining village! The eight hour drive to get there from Creel was one of the most hair raising experiences I have ever had. At points, with a sheer drop beyond belief, the road was being built in front of us. For a small "money gift" they made way for us. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After riding the train from El Fuerte to Creel, a friend and I took the 3 Amigos tour to Batopilas. The ride down through the canyons was such a breathtaking and amazing adventure that I feel it is an essential element to any trip to the Copper Canyon. Our driver, Noel Gonzalez from Creel, was the perfect tour guide. His... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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153 reviews 153 reviews
63 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 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
13 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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