An alpine like snall town of 10,000 +/- and the gateway to the Copper Canyon if you are coming from Chihuhua. Creel is a Magic Town.
Creel is the main town in the Sierra Tarahumara. Handcrafts Museum, Indian stores, Danish style church. Starting point for many excursions to beautiful landscapes like the Lake of Arareko, Mushroom and Monks Valley, San Ignacio Mission, Recohwata hot springs, Cusarare waterfall and full day excursions to the Canyon of Batopilas and the nearly 1,000-feet Basaseachi waterfall (tallest waterfall in Mexico).
Three Canyon Tour: the best way to see all the highlight in the area and of course the Batopilas, Cusarare and Copper Canyons:
Excellent views of Batopilas Canyon, Creel and Cusarare
- Drive through the middle of Basihuare and the Copper Canyon
- Hike around the beautiful Cusarare Waterfall
- Explore the Valleys of the Mushrooms, Frogs & Monks
- See the Raramuri Indians in various traditional settings
- Enjoy a healthy picnic at a beautiful lookout point, complete with table and chairs as an optional add in on this tour
- Admire the paintings at Loyola Museum
- Enjoy picturesque views of unique Lake Arareko
- Visit San Ignacio and Cusarare Missions – built by the Jesuits in the 18th century
Basaseachi Falls – the highest waterfall in Mexico. Located in Candameña Canyon, the widest canyon in the Copper Canyon system, great hiking through spectacular wilderness.
- Highest waterfall in Mexico
- Hike in the Candameña Canyon
- Unique souvenirs from Raramuri Indians available
A perfect day for a drive and take in the beatufull sights and as much hiking as you like. Lots to see on the way here.
Recowata Hot Springs – Enjoy the 3km walk down an inclined cobblestone road to the bottom of Tararecua Canyon. The closest canyon to Creel.
- Soak in 7 different man-made pools fed by a natural hot springs
- Admire the view of Tararecua Canyon from the bottom and top
- Optional rides available on Side by Side vehicles to go up and down the canyon for an additional fee paid directly to the Indians
There is a charge of about $60 pesos per person ( $5 +/- USD) and it must be paid directly to the T rival Indian on duty.