Note: All excursions operate with minimum 2 persons unless otherwise indicated.
Tararecua Canyon and Hiking Tour to the Recohuata Hot Springs
This hot spring sits at the bottom of the Tararecua canyon and is reached by a one hour car ride followed by a two hour hike down into the canyon offering at each turn yet another spectacular sight of the canyon. The very hot water from the spring drains into the river and cools, providing for people enjoying a bath in one of a few man-made pools a soothing transitional area of about 35°C (95 F) warm water. Swimming in them is an extraordinary experience. The area is clean and well maintained and while developed it has a very nice rustic charm that blends well with the natural beauty of the area with its lovely natural waterfall and beautiful plant life. There are also ancient cave paintings on the path to the waterfall making this a very complete and enriching excursion.
Note: Since the return hike up the canyon can be strenuous this excursion is not recommended for small children, people with heart or respiratory problems, etc. Good physical condition is required
Basaseachic Waterfall and Candameña Canyon
The stunning Basaseachic Fall is located in the high mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental about 3.5 hours from Creel, within a National Park at the head of Candameña Canyon. With a drop of 246 meters (812 feet), this is the second highest waterfall in Mexico. The fall is made by two streams, Arroyo del Durazno and Arroyo de Basaseachic, which merge in the high mountain and then plummet together down into the canyon. Basaseachi Falls was deemed for a certain time the tallest fall in Mexico, until the discovery in 1994 of the Cascada de Piedra Volada. However, Piedra Volada flows only during the rainy season, while Basaseachic flows year round. The fall’s surroundings are known for their beauty, such as rock formations and pine woods. It can be viewed from several vantage points along the walking trail and it is possible to hike down to the pool at its base.
Note: Minimum 4 participants
Batopilas is located along the Batopilas River at the bottom of the deepest canyon and it is reached via a dramatic unpaved road - being an attraction in itself - winding down from 2,300 m (7000 ft.) to 160 m (500 ft.) elevation with many spectacular viewing points and sights of the canyon. Batopilas was established by the Spanish as early as 1632 as a center for silver mining. At the turn of the 19th century it was one of the richest silver mining areas in the world that came to have a permanent population of over 50,000 inhabitants affording a wealthy lifestyle. Today Batopilas is a quiet village in a fantastic setting and quite a few well preserved colonial mansions are a reminder of a glorious past. One of those situated only one block from the river has been turned into the hotel where you’ll be staying. On the outskirts of the town there are several interesting sights. You’ll find the ruins of a Gothic mansion built in 1880 and abandoned mine shafts as well as Tarahumara villages and the 400 year old Jesuit mission of San Miguel de Satevó. This is known as the “Lost Cathedral” as there are no records describing its existence. Believed to have been constructed in the 1760s, the mission is one of the canyon's best preserved and its setting near the bank of the Batopilas River is idyllic.
Note: Minimum 4 participants