Magno Travel Insights for the Chihuahua State
Hi, Magno readers! The Magno Insights are some of the learnings I’ve come to after 25 years of traveling experience in Mexico. By taking advantage of these inputs, you’ll go a little beyond on your trips in Mexico. Please take advantage of these recommendations that I consider useful for any kind of visitor.
So, some recommendations for the Chihuahua state are:
* Mexico’s big state is Chihuahua. The state with majestic wild landscapes is Chihuahua. The heart of the “Rarámuri” nation is Chihuahua. Chihuahua state is a land of contrasts, colors, textures, and adventures. Exploring its Magno territorial extension is a challenge for explorers.
Its tourist attractions of recognized quality only await all those who want to discover those images and those postcards that only the “Sierra Tarahumara” land runners can offer you. These jewels and more, compound the state of Chihuahua.
* I recommend don’t let more time pass and meet the impressive magnitude of the “Barrancas del Cobre” (also known as the Copper Canyon).
This series of natural canyons with their impressive ravines full of flora and fauna are natural treasures that we are fortunate to see today. The starting point is “Divisadero,” Chihuahua. At this place, you’ll see images that will last forever in your mind.
* First Magno travel tip. Insider’s point. Take the “Barrancas del Cobre” railway, the “Chihuahua-Pacífico” train, better known as “El Chepe.”
This railway company will allow you to go conquering onboard its wagons and throughout its six hundred and fifty-three kilometers (405.75 miles), all those points where the incredible canyon’s nature will overflow your senses.
“El Chepe” has two routes. The “Chepe Express,” and the “Chepe Regional.” The “Chepe Express” has its beginning in “Los Mochis” state of Sinaloa. Los Mochis is a coastal city facing the Mexican Pacific Ocean and ends its tour in the town of “Creel,” Chihuahua state.
In the case of the “Chepe Regional,” you can take it both ways in “Los Mochis” and in the capital city of Chihuahua.
This last tour is the longer of the two. You can already imagine the fantastic level of landscapes and live paintings in full color that you can see in those six hundred and fifty-three kilometers (405.75 miles) of railway extension that it offers you.
The Sierra Tarahumara will put before your eyes those unmissable natural artworks. Don’t forget to bring enough memory in your cameras to stuff them with divine images.
* “El Divisadero,” Chihuahua. Unless you take the “Chepe” railroad to know other points of the “Barrancas del Cobre” or you decide to take a guided tour on your own, El Divisadero is probably one of the most beautiful Barrancas del Cobre spots. This geographical point may be easily the most beautiful of all. That is my first tip for tours in the “Sierra Tarahumara.”
* I definitely recommend you not miss the opportunity to capture lavish images from above, 360-degree views aboard the Barrancas del Cobre cable car.
With an extension of three kilometers (1.86 miles) and a ten-minute ride one way, and another ten minutes return approximately. It’s the place your body and soul must be present to delight yourself with exquisite natural views.
* Second Magno travel tip. Depending on your love for views in natural landscapes, I recommend visiting “Divisadero” in the same canyon both in the summer and winter. In the summer, depending on the abundance or absence of rains, these canyons will be full of green vegetation that will make them look wonderful.
In winter or the rainless season, these rock formations will show a less saturated green color as a result of abundant foliage absence on the rocks. Anyways, you’ll always appreciate their spectacular nature anytime.
This way, my Magno followers, you’ll make the best decisions whether to travel this spot in the summer or winter.
* Third Magno travel tip. Free for all my Magno followers. There’s a geographical point especially located in the aerial route that the cable car does in its way ahead. That point is known as the “Mesa de Bacajiparé” point.
This amazing nature’s spot offers its explorers the possibility of looking at the territorial meeting of the “Barrancas del Cobre”, the “Barrancas de Tararecua” and the “Barranca de Urique.”
These ranges show their impressive elevations’ level from the ground and the amazing depth they have.
* More Magno travel intelligence for the “Barrancas del Cobre.” Are you a fan of the selfie sports league? Well, here you can “play” the final match. I recommend taking your feet to the “Piedra Volada” viewpoint, which is located near Divisadero.
* More recommendations? For sure, friends. I recommend you not miss, especially in the winter, a sunset at “El Divisadero.” If you are lucky, a full moon will frame this work of live art on the horizon.
“La última y nos vamos” (the last one and we go, as we say here in Mexico). Do you like zip lines? Thus you are in their kingdom. In the “Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre” lives the world’s queen mother of all them.
Yes, as you read it, in the world. In addition to several attractions for all the family members, you’ll find world-class services, and the so-called zip line “Ziprideryou.”
With a length of 2,530 meters (2,766 yards) and flying above the canyons at an amazing height of over two hundred meters (656 feet), coupled with speeds between 80 and 125 km (49 to 77 miles per hour), fun and amazement are guaranteed here.
This zip line delivers the world’s most exquisite emotions. I’ll see you there.
* Magno natural recommendation: The “Cascada de Basaseachi” (Basaseachi Waterfall) in the national park of the same name. Located approximately two hundred and eighty-five kilometers (177 miles) from the Chihuahua’s capital city, in the municipality of Ocampo.
It offers its hungry visitors another natural painting framed by this waterfall over 246 meters (807 feet) high.
Besides, high and wonderful walls of rock formations, flora, and fauna of the park will enchant all those nature lovers. In the rainy season, the “Piedra Volada” waterfall will take shape, which many locals say it has an even higher fall than that of Basaseachi.
* More beauty in Chihuahua? Sure. The capital city of Chihuahua. As I always recommend, starting in the Historic Center is a guarantee of fascination. What will you see there? All these magnific points of interest.
The “Catedral de Chihuahua,” the “Plaza de Armas” with its beautiful kiosk, the Government Palace, the “Casa Museo de Pancho Villa, and the magnificent mansion “Quinta Gameros.”
More delightful views come from the “Casa Chihuahua” museum. The “Calabozo de Miguel Hidalgo” (Miguel Hidalgo’s Dungeon), the father of Mexico’s independence movement, is located here.
This dungeon was the place where he was imprisoned before being shot. The tourist tram “El Tarahumara” is also a great activity here to see by first-hand the history and events that shaped Chihuahua’s state.
Something else? Of course. More jewels to see. The “Museo Histórico de la Revolución Mexicana,” the “Parque Acueducto,” and the Chihuahua Aqueduct. The picturesque “Sebastián Casa Siglo XIX” museum, and the “Parque Metropolitano Tres Presas,” can also complement a perfect traveling journey.
The “Casa de Juárez Museo de Chihuahua,” the “Plaza del Ángel,” the “Museo del Mamut,” and the “Santuario de Guadalupe,” are unmissable Chihuahua’s capital city destinations too.
The “Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús,” the “Parque Lerdo,” the “El Reliz” park, the tour of the Historical Haciendas, and the “Nombre de Dios” caves, among several others, will round off an astonishing visit to Chihuahua’s capital.
* The “Dunas de Samalayuca” (Samalayuca Dunes). I recommend not to miss them at all. Located at thirty-five kilometers (21.74 miles) south of Ciudad Juárez. It’s a paradise for all those who are called by Mother Earth.
What can you do there? First off, be accompanied by a guide or as part of a guided tour. It’s easy to get lost because of their length. You’ll contemplate the magnificent landscape, “listen” to the imposing desert’s silence, and the wind’s whisper too. There are no words to describe what you’ll see here.
Don’t forget to capture and admiring the high and erratic formations that the dunes form there. Besides, you can also practice some extreme sports such as cycling and sandboarding.
Some other fantastic activities com from on site’s nature awareness, tours in off-road vehicles, and exercising your cameras with championship selfies.
Another Magno travel recommendation for the Samalayuca Dunes? Sure. I recommend visiting this attraction in the autumn and winter seasons. Why? Because in the spring and summer, the heat coming out from the dunes can be suffocating. There are no essential services for the visitor. It’s pure and plain nature.
* Paquimé archaeological site. Magno infallible travel advice to the Chihuahua state. Located in the municipality of “Casas Grandes” 280 kilometers (173.98 miles) south of Ciudad Juárez, which is the closest point to Paquimé. The “Casas Grandes” archaeological zone is a world heritage site that will fascinate you at every site’s place.
The environment and the settling are just fabulous. Its thick adobe walls and the history surrounding this site will tell you of a different history about any pre-Hispanic settlement you may have visited before. Really, it’s very different from what you can usually admire in other Mexico’s regions.
Paquimé is certainly different because it’s made up of three architectural ensembles, ceremonial precincts, squares, and residential buildings. Without any doubt, the “Paquimé” culture left us a jewel that becomes a “must” on your visits to Chihuahua state. The site has all the essential visitor services.
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