Visit the town and its historic center
Enjoy a spectacular tour through the town and center of El Fuerte to learn about the cultural, historical and religious aspects of the town.
On this tour you will take a walk along the main street of El Fuerte where you will find numerous stores with handicrafts, mostly made by the Rarámuris.
At the same time, the transporters will offer you tours around the area and you will find the best hotels and restaurants.
Within this El Fuerte tour you will observe:
Visit the Temple of Christ the King, the Plaza de Armas and the old train station. Don’t forget to bring cash since Creel only has one ATM and during business hours, only one bank operates.
Reserve your seat today to enjoy a trip through Mexico aboard the Chepe Express train and take a El Fuerte excursion to enjoy the most cultural, historical and religious aspects of the town. If you still don’t know how to reserve your place on the train, click here.
Duration Approximately 40 minutes to 1 hour
Tip: Free, although the local museums charge an admission fee
Hike through the valleys
Only 7 kilometers south of Creel Valleys you will find numerous rock formations in valleys where walking through its trails will give you the opportunity to enjoy the aroma of the forest.
Experience a unique hike through the southern region of Creel to enjoy and observe the natural beauty of its valleys. Inside you will see rocks shaped like mushrooms, frogs and monks. How strange is that?
These valleys have volcanic rocks that were sculpted by the erosion of nature.
Besides appreciating the rocks, you will find yourself in a beautiful forest with several species of pine and oak trees inhabited by various species of birds, wild animals and carnivores.
This beautiful natural landscape is located in Bocoyna, one of the most important of Creel, which is a very popular tourist spot that you can explore aboard the Chepe Express train. Reserve your place today to appreciate this incredible excursion to Chihuahua with the natural beauties offered by the Copper Canyon.
Thanks to its proximity, you can visit them by van, ATV, horseback, or even on foot. These multiple options are the ones you will be able to choose from when you arrive at the Creel station.
Duration 1 to 2 hours, approximately
Tip: Admission to the valleys is $40 adults and $20 children
Visit Arareko Lake
Only 7 kilometers from Creel is San Ignacio Arareko, a Rarámuri village with a small lake, where water activities take place, you can rent a boat there and enjoy this place of great beauty.
The lake is located in the town of San Ignacio de Arareco and has a total length of 3 kilometers with a U shape and a surface of 40 hectares.
This natural reserve is very popular because it is considered a tourist destination in Chihuahua because you can admire beautiful landscapes, camping areas and shelters.
In order to access this activity, you can reserve your place on the Chepe Express train to Chihuahua, since this natural reserve is located only 5 kilometers from the Creel station where the train makes a stop.
At Lake Arareko you can enjoy multiple adventure and exploration activities:
Reserve your seat today on the Chepe Express train to enjoy this incredible excursion.
Duration Approximately 40 minutes roundtrip and 30 minutes to 1 hour if you choose to participate in any water activities.
Tip: Ask about prices in the store.
Cusarare waterfall hike
The Cusarare waterfall is a waterfall with a drop of 30 meters that is characterized for being one of the most popular and incredible waterfalls in Mexico.
Cusarare is located in the municipality of Guachochi in the Sierra Tarahumara of Chihuahua and its waterfall has a depth of 30 meters.
It is at a distance of 25 kilometers from Creel, one of the most important tourist centers in Mexico, with a station of the Chepe passenger railroad.
The waterfall is surrounded by an oak-pine forest that you can reach on foot or by bicycle through the trail.
During the hike to the Cusarare waterfall you can enjoy:
Reserve your place today on the Chepe train, being the only railroad that will allow you to access this activity in Mexico. Click here and discover the fantastic activities that you will have unique access to with us.
Duration Approximately 2 hours to get there and back. Add another hour if you go down to the base of the waterfall.
Tip: The local tourism board charges $25 pesos per person
Visit the National Park and the Basaseachi and Piedra Volada waterfalls
For its unparalleled scenic beauty, and for containing the two highest waterfalls in Mexico, we suggest you reserve a couple of days to visit Barrancas del Cobre National Park.
Within the Barrancas del Cobre national park you can admire 2 of the most beautiful and incredible waterfalls in Creel.
In the National Park you will find different types of species, reptiles and birds that I assure you it is important to have your camera close by to be able to take a capture of the colors and shapes of this species of fauna.
Reserve your seat today to enjoy a trip through Mexico aboard the Chepe Express train and take this tour. If you still don’t know how to reserve your place on the train, click here.
Duration Basaseachi has various trails to reach the waterfall. The hike is recommended only for people in good physical condition, for experienced campers and is not appropriate for amateurs. Consult the local guides for options about visiting the lookout points. Hiring a local guide is a must to visit the Piedra Volada and Peña del Gigante lookout points because the trails are not well marked. The extraordinary views are worth the effort.
Tip: The SEMARNAT charges an admission fee of $80 for the National Park. The local guides charge reasonable rates. Ask at the entrance to the National Park or in the town of Basaseachi.