The best hotel at this stop on the Chepe train from Chihuahua to Los Mochis, all rooms are the same and like the dining room and public terrace, have a balcony perched directly over the breath-taking canyon. The furnishings are basic but adequate. Our main complaint is that the dining and lounge areas were inadequately heated. There was one charming wood fire set each evening (we were there for 3- most stay for 1 or 2) but this was far from sufficient to warm the space and on the cooler evenings many sat in their coats for dinner! My other gripe is that much of the china and glass was chipped. However, the rooms were kept clean and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Most people come here for the wonderful zip line, about to be extended to become the longest in the world. We took a wonderful private guide (Gustavo Lozano 635 104 9307) to outlying Tarahumara villages and also hired horses for a guided walk through the nearby forests where more Tarahumara live. A small settlement is situated just below the hotel too and the personable Mirador guide David takes visitors there daily at no extra charge, and also on an early morning walk.
We had bought our train tickets to continue to Los Mochis in order to fly on from there to Mexico City but were advised to get off 3 hours earlier at the previous stop, El Fuerte, a charming, authentic, colonial small town. From there we took an early taxi for 1 hour 20 min. ride to the airport. This cost more overall but saved travelling time and was worth it to us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mirador Hotel is located at the canyon’s edge, near the highest point of the canyon. The Mirador is the premier hotel on the canyon rim and is the only hotel where each guest room has a spectacular view overlooking the canyon. From the hotel you may walk to see the Tarahumara Indians who live in the canyon caves below. You can also shop for native crafts from the Tarahumara artisan vendors who gather in front of the hotel. ... more less
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