One of my students just had a phenomenal time in Mexico’s Copper Canyon.

It’s on my bucket list.

Here are some insider tips from Vicki for a possible itinerary.

MEXICO – CHIHUAHUA – EL FUERTE, COPPER CANYON TRAIN TOUR
The best time of year to do this trip is either in the second part of February and 1 part of March or in October just after the rains. I understand that in October everything is still green.

MEXICO – CHIHUAHUA – EL FUERTE, COPPER CANYON TRAIN TOUR
This is what we did and all 4 of us had a great time – February 14 – 27, 2014

  • Night 1 – overnight in Chihuahua – Palacio del Sol Hotel
  • 2 & 3 in Posada Barrancas – Mirador Hotel
  • 4 & 5 in Bahuichivo/Ceracahui – Mision Hotel
  • 6, 7, 8 & 9 in El Fuerte – Posada del Hidalgo Hotel
  • Train back to Chihuahua (11 hours) for

    10 & 11 in Chihuahua – San Felipe el Real Boutique Hotel

EL FUERTE, COPPER CANYON TRAIN TOUR

This is what we would do now.

  • 1 – overnight in Chihuahua – Palacio del Sol Hotel
  • 2, 3, &4 in Posada Barrancas – Mirador Hotel
  • 5 & 6 in Bahuichivo/Ceracahui – Mision Hotel
  • 7, 8 , 9 & 10 in El Fuerte – Posada del Hidalgo Hotel
  • 11, 12 (13) Train back to Creel for 2 or 3 nights to include a trip to bottom of canyon and Maybe overnight at bottom
  • 14, 15 & 16 Train back to Chihuahua – San Felipe el Real Boutique Hotel

Or another option would be to do as above except after El Fuerte move on to Los Mochis for 2 nights then take the bus to Mazatlan (I understand this is a 6 hour ride) This option would have you fly into Chihuahua and either fly out of Los Mochis to home or out of Mazatlan to home.

Some hotel and other information

www.mexicoscopppercanyon.com
www.hotelsbalderrama.com
www.huitesbassclub.com

Shelley contacted Marisella Verduzco – February 2014

EL FUERTE, COPPER CANYON TRAIN TOUR

OTHER POSSIBLE HOTEL in El Fuerte
We had supper there and it looked quite nice
You can park your car inside the gate
In 2014 the room rates were around $70. Or 700 Pesos per night
Hotel la Choza, since 1564
www.hotellachoza.com.mx
[email protected]
5 de mayo 101, Col. Cento
El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico
Tel/Fax 698-893-1274

698-893-1503

The hotel is located on the plaza in downtown El Fuerte and is more than 300 years old

HOTEL IN CHIHUAHUA – San Felipe el Hotel
52 614 437 2037
Cell 614 177 4871
Ignacio Allende 1005
Chihuahua, Mexico
[email protected]
www.sanfelipeelreal.com

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GUIDE IN CHIHUAHUA
!ah, Chihuahua!
Ivan Viezcas Ortiz – Speaks English – is a younger man, knowledgeable
Tel 614-542-1483
Cel 614-142-2069
[email protected]
Will come out and pick up a party of 4 to Creel for 4000 pesos back to Chihuahua with a side trip to a Menninite farm. This is more or less the same as the 1st class train from Creel to Chihuahua

GUIDE IN CHIHUAHUA
Alfredo Murillo
Senderos Rara Muris Tours – 20 years experience, is an older man very knowledgeable
[email protected]
Home 614-420-6625
Cel 614-138-6016

GUIDE FOR TRIP TO BOTTOM OF CANYON FROM CREEL
Cesar Gonzalez Quintero – Speaks English
Tel 635-456-0108
Cel 635-104-3503
Email: [email protected]
We didn’t actually use this guide, but he came highly recommended by a couple who did.
I would give him a call to see about which hotel to stay in in Creel and also to ask about the trip to bottom of canyon with an overnight stay. Which would be best 1 night in Creel with 2 nights at bottom, or 2 nights in Creel with 1 night at the bottom.

Our guides at the various hotels
David at the Mirador Hotel
Martine at the Mison Hotel
Miguel at El Fuerte, he was also Zorro
Ivan – Chihuahua, he is friends with Miguel in El Fuerte