Picture of Urique Canyon Lookout Point at sunset, click image to view full size, its amazing!
Bahuichivo / Cerocahui / Urique
Getting to Bahuichivo from Temoris (previous train stop) is the most exciting part of the El Chepe Train ride. You will be riding through canyons, cliffs, waterfalls, 37 bridges and 86 tunnels along three different levels of tracks. That’s why they call El Chepe the most exciting train ride in North America.
The town of Urique was founded in 1694 by Jesuit missionaries. The historic mission church with its original altar dating from the mid-1700s, it’a a must see, and is still intact. It is located in the heart of the Sierra Tarahumara, it is surrounded by mountains and valleys and it is just a short ride from Urique canyon, known to be the largest in North America.
Scenic Hiking in Cerocahui
Experience a 5 mile round trip (moderate-difficult) hike along the river a box canyon with the scenic Cerocahui Waterfall. Swimming allowed in the summers.
Hike to “Sangre de Cristo” Gold Mine
Experience a 3 1/2 mile round trip (moderate-difficult) hike up to the old “Sangre de Cristo” mine. There is plenty of beautiful scenes to see along the way.
Hike to “Las Cascaditas” Waterfall
Experience a 2 mile round trip (moderate) hike up to “Las Cascaditas” Waterfall. Pass trough an old saw mill, some Tarahumara Ranches and an old cemetery.
Horse back riding Tours & Expeditions. For less experience to experienced riders, there is a short but pleasurable 5 mile ride along the river to the scenic Cerocahui waterfall. And for the real outdoors adventurers, we feature full 3-7 day expedition for for groups of 2 and up to 12 riders along with a knowledgeable bilingual guide, a cook, a stable hand or more depending on the size of the group and of course all the needed supplies for your group enjoyment of this unforgettable old school western riding adventures.
Drive to Urique Canyon Lookout point
Driven Guided Tour (3:30 hrs)
One of the most amazing views of the canyons available to tourist. Standing 7,500 feet high look down at the town of Urique. this is the deepest point of the canyons.
On the way we stop at a cave inhabited by a Tarahumaras thats serves as a tourist shop for their village’s hand made baskets hats and alike. Nearby is a small natural water fall which supplies the village with fresh waster year round.