Travel Blogs from Creel
... lovely spot at the top of the 100' waterfall. Because it was the dry season, there was not a lot of water falling over the big rock ledge, but it was still worth the visit. If we had had more time, we would have liked to have gone down the rugged trail (300 steps) to the base of the falls where there were little swimming holes. During the rainy season these pools disappear.
Looking up, our guide pointed out where there were cave dwellings that ...
... br> The First Class train has 12 air-conditioned passenger cars and an excellently equipped kichen
that serves delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners daily.
Chris and I were two, of maybe ten people, on our passenger car. We were able to sit wherever we wanted to, walk around between cars and even stand in the little outside area between the cars. Actually this is where we spent more of our time as we were able to lean over the half door ...
... really glum as people thought about the extra money they were having to spend but, as they remembered where they were going and the occasion, spirits lifted and the journey, happily, turned jovial.
We would be leaving the train at Bahuichivo where we would catch a "Chicken Bus" down to the town of Urique at the bottom of the deepest of the Copper Canyon's which was named the same as the town and river. We had decided that we would regret it if we passed it by and what's the rush anyway? ...
... br> Before we made a frozen beeline out of Creel we squeezed in a half-day trip to see some of the sights - homes of Tarahumara people carved into rocks, San Ignacio mission, a short-shivering hike to the Cusarare cascada (waterfall), some lake, "the valleys of mushrooms and frogs" (rocks that vaguely resemble those creatures), etc, etc.
To be totally honest it was so freaking cold with intermittent snow ...
... up a 10m high rock only to get a bit stuck and not be able to get down for 20 minutes, and had another scenic picnic perched on a rock over a loop in the canyon.
Having miraculously made it back without too much sunburn we then headed on to the small town of Divisadero where we stayed the night with a charming Mexican family who fed us homemade enchiladas and chatted non-stop about the canyon and tourism in the area. In ...
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