Introducing Areponápuchi (Posada Barrancas)
Right on the lip of the canyon, the tiny settlement of Areponápuchi or ‘Arepo’ – just a couple of dozen houses, a church and a few hotels – is where it all comes together for the first time, with spectacular, inspirational views over the canyon from several hotels. If you suffer from vertigo, well, this ain't your kind of town.
An easy path with several good viewpoints runs along the canyon edge to the left (north) of Hotel Posada Barrancas Mirador, and several lookouts (as well as the adventure park) lie short distances off the road between here and Divisadero. Local accommodations can organize canyon trips, from hikes along the rim to horseback rides or overnight camping treks right down to the river.