Tourist Activities in Bahuichivo / Cerocahui

Visit the Cerro del Gallego Lookout Point

The most experienced travelers have expressed that the Cerro del Gallego viewpoint is unparalleled, you will be almost 1900 meters high overlooking the town of Urique, the river and in the background another small town, is Huapalaina.

Cerro del Gallego viewpoint that will surprise you:

The Mirador Cerro del Gallego, is located at the top of the Urique Canyon in the Barrancas del Cobre, Chihuahua. This canyon will allow you to enjoy and long for a beautiful view as you will be above 2,000 meters high. By the very nature of Mexico, if you take a train trip with Chepe you will have the opportunity to appreciate incredible panoramic views in various destinations, one of them is the Mirador Cerro del Gallego because of its distance and remoteness from the most tourist sites of Chihuahua, we will have different views such as the viewpoint itself, suspension bridges, glass floor viewpoint. 

This excursion will give us one of the best views of the Copper Canyon. Get ready to take in your memory an experience of a lifetime. Urique is home to the famous Caballo Blanco ultra marathon held every year in early February.

If you are or know an endurance runner, invite him or her to compete with the Rarámuri runners in their territory.

If you do the Mirador Cerro del Gallego activity, we recommend you to make a short stop at the spring of “La Virgencita” this is one of the points with the best views. Continue to the viewpoint, here was built an extension suspended in the void. Walk across the suspension bridge.

This activity takes about an hour on a bustling path through the forest to the lookout point. Reserve your seat today on the Chepe train to Chihuahua to appreciate such natural beauty.  

Duration Approximately 1 ½ hours to get there and back and 1 hour at the lookout point.

Tip: there is an admission fee for the lookout point

 

Visit the Huicochi Waterfall

The hike to the Huicochi Waterfall allows you to enjoy nature of the stream that will take you to the end of the canyon.

The Huicochi Waterfall:

This activity can be enjoyed after hiking to the end of the Barrancas del Cobre canyon. It is located about 8 km from the center of Cerocahui, a town you will visit if you take the Chepe Express train ride through Chihuahua.

In this tour you will be able to see birds and as its Tarahumara name, you will enjoy all kinds of trees and the charm of nature, as they say in the town of Cerocahui.

Remember to bring your camera to photographically record the flora and fauna that you will find on the hike to the waterfall.

At the end of the excursion you will be exhausted but full of happiness for having entered a natural paradise such as the waterfall. After the activity we will walk back to the station to enjoy another activity full of excitement, the Cerro del Gallego Viewpoint.

Reserve your seat today on the Chepe train to Bahuichivo/ Cerocahui station in Chihuaua to be able to appreciate such beauty natural. landscapes. Contact Us and choose the best wagon!

Duration Approximately 1 to 3 hours for the hike (depending on where you start)

Tip: We recommend hiring a local guide.

 

Visit the Vineyards

Hotel Misión, part of the Balderrama chain, preserves a century-old vineyard in the area. The vine was introduced by the Jesuits in the early 18th century. If you are a wine lover, we recommend this activity in Barrancas del Cobre to learn about the history of the hotel and its vineyard.

Ask about the house wine, they have achieved very good quality vintages.

In the month of October the grape harvest takes place, an event where grapes are collected and there is a great celebration that includes dances and concerts.

Book a tour of the vineyard at Hotel Mision in advance and enjoy a tasting wine.

History of the hidden vineyard at the Hotel Misión:

It all began when the Jesuits withdrew from the town of Cerocahui and destroyed the vineyards, but Jose Maria’s family lovingly and respectfully preserved the vines. Soon after, he passed away and the people feared that they would not be able to preserve the red grapes inherited from the old world.

However, Sánchez’s gardener, who worked at the Hotel Misión, made the decision to restore the vines by planting them on unused land in Cerocahui.

Visit to the Hotel Misión:

A perfect day full of love and respect for the town of Cerocahui would be to start with the hike to the Cerro del Gallego Viewpoint and end with the Hotel Mision tasting a glass of wine in the warmth of the brazas. How about that.

In this glass of wine that you can taste you will feel the warmth and effort of the inhabitants of the town for the care and respect of the mountains, its rivers, the flora and fauna of the Copper Canyon representing the history of the region.

Did you know that if you book the activity by traveling aboard the Chepe train you will have benefits and amenities? In your reservation you will have a tour, transfers to the station and meals.

Duration Approximately 1 hour for the tour and 1 hour at the tasting

Tip: Approximately 1 hour for the tour and 1 hour at the tasting

 

Walk through the town, Francisco Javier Mission

Hotel Misión, part of the Balderrama chain, preserves a century-old vineyard in the area. The vine was introduced by the Jesuits in the early 18th century. If you are a wine lover, we recommend this activity in Barrancas del Cobre to learn about the history of the hotel and its vineyard. 

Ask about the house wine, they have achieved very good quality vintages.
In the month of October the grape harvest takes place, an event where grapes are collected and there is a great celebration that includes dances and concerts.
Book a tour of the vineyards in advance and enjoy a tasting at the hotel.

History of the hidden vineyard:

It all began when the Jesuits withdrew from the town of Cerocahui and destroyed the vineyards, but Jose Maria’s family lovingly and respectfully preserved the vines. Soon after, he passed away and the people feared that they would not be able to preserve the red grapes inherited from the old world.

However, Sánchez’s gardener, who worked at Hotel Misión, made the decision to restore the vines by planting them on unused land in Cerocahui.  

Visit to Vineyard at Hotel Mision:

A perfect day full of love and respect for the town of Cerocahui would be to start with the hike to the Cerro del Gallego viewpoint and end with visit Vineyard at Hotel Mision for tasting a glass of wine in the warmth of the brazas. How about that.

In this glass of wine that you can taste you will feel the warmth and effort of the inhabitants of the town for the care and respect of the mountains, its rivers, the flora and fauna of the Copper Canyon representing the history of the region. 

Did you know that if you book the activity by traveling aboard the Chepe train you will have benefits and amenities? In your reservation you will have a tour, transfers to the station and meals.

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Duration Approximately 30 minutes (the town is small)

Tip: Admission free.

 

Visit the Tewekado School (boarding school for Raramuri girls):

Visit the Tewekado Boarding School in Cerocahui with the Chepe Express Train.

What is the Tewekado Boarding School?

The boarding school is a religious order that serves native girls. It is located next to the Mission Hotel and seeks to improve the learning environment for local girls.

This boarding school provides Rarámuri girls with education, food and housing for more than 300 girls from different communities in the area.

Main objective:

In 1941 the Congregation of Siervas del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus y de los Pobres established the “Tewecado”, which is Tarahumara language, means “Home for girls”.

The sisters’ objective was to shelter Rarámuris girls so that they could avoid the misery, contagion of diseases and the lack with which they had to face every day in the region of the Copper Canyon.

This is why the girls’ boarding school was created to provide food, housing, clothing, medicine and education to girls in need so that they can achieve a healthy and productive future.

If you schedule your visit, you may enjoy the choir and the beautiful voices of the girls singing in their language. If you are lucky, you may also be introduced to traditional dances.

Reserve your seat today to enjoy a journey through Mexico aboard the Chepe Express train and take this tour. If you still don’t know how to book your place on the train, click here.

Duration 1 hour, approximately

Tip: A generous donation is suggested to help cover the school’s expenses.