Welcome to Creel

The Copper Canyon's main tourism center, Creel is actually no more than a low-key highland town strung out along the railway line. It's a very likeable place, surrounded by pine forests and interesting rock formations and it boasts several good hotels and restaurants. The Tarahumara, in their multihued dress, are commonly seen about town, and there's a consistent tourist presence here, mainly in the form of tour... Read More

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$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Como Piedra: Hiking Tour Around a Tarahumara Villa

Meet in front of Cafe La Troje de Adobe on Calle Francisco Villa 13 at least 5 minutes prior to the tour start time. You will travel approximately 1 hour from Creel to a Tarahumara village by vehicle. Once we arrive to the Tarahumara Village we will begin a guided hiking tour with a Tarahumara Guide around the village that promises endless endless views of the Copper Canyon. Not only will you walk the same paths of the stewards of this landscape, you will learn, through the eyes and voice of your native tour guide, Chunel, about the Raramuri native people's culture, the challenges they face, their connection to nature, and beliefs in the spirit that lives in the very mountains, lakes and valleys you will see on your hike. After a 3-hour hike you will return you to the start point in Creel. Chunel, will share with you about the culture, history, and the unique situation this community is in regarding their land and existence on their ancestral homeland.This tour promises you leave the Copper Canyon with a heart full of a new appreciation for a culture and people you may have never imagined exists.

$100 Cultural & Theme Tours

San Ignacio de Arareko and Tarahumara Private Tour

On this private half-day tour your guide will pick you up from your Creel hotel or a central meeting point in downtown and take you to see some of the most interesting places around Creel and the Tarahumara town of San Ignacio de Arareko. During your tour, you will see the interesting rock formations of Valley of the Mushrooms, Frogs and Monks. You will admire amazing landscapes and views of green forests and the Sierra Madre Occidental. You'll also visit the San Ignacio Mission which sits in the middle of the town and the Arareko lake.As you tour the area, your guide will provide insight into the Tarahumara culture and traditions, along with the geography and natural history of the region. Keep your camera handy for endless photo ops of the breathtaking landscape. Your last stop is Cueva de Sebastian and you can choose the return time as this is a private tour and you will have time to explore the town on your own before heading back.