The People's Guide To Mexico

The Copper Canyon
The Best of Mexico
Letters on the Copper Canyon

Cost for Burro Assisted Hikes
in Mexico's Copper Canyon

published: Jan 08

Trip cost:

Trip cost for our standard 10 day burro assisted trip is $2300 based on double occupancy. The single supplement is $250. All meals, lodging, guiding, and ground transportation are included. The following are not included in the trip price: airfare, items listed on the equipment list; and tips for trip staff / guides and hotel staff. Tips are optional and when given should be directed towards the trip leader for disbursement. Standard in the industry for total tips is 3-5% of the land cost.

The cost for the rim rendezvous (5 camping nights, flanked by 2 hotel nights) is $1575 based on double occupancy. The single supplement is $150.

Deposits, Payments, Refunds and Cancellation Policy

A nonrefundable deposit of $350 is due upon registration. The balance in full is due 45 days before trip departure. (If you register less than 45 days before trip departure, the full balance is due at the time of registration.) If we receive written notice of cancellation at least 30 days prior to trip departure, we will return all but the nonrefundable deposit.

Copper Canyon Trails reserves the right to cancel any trip due to inadequate sign-ups to make the trip economically feasible or any other circumstances beyond our control. In such a case, we will give you a full refund of the amount paid to Copper Canyon Trails.

We also reserve the right to make reasonable changes to the itinerary where deemed advisable for the safety, comfort and/or well-being of the trip participants. If changes must be made, the trip participant will be responsible for additional costs of changes.

Copper Canyon Trails does not give any refunds for unused hotel rooms, meals, transportation, trek arrangements or other unused services.


Proof of citizenship is needed in the form of a passport to obtain a Tourist card at your point of entry (about $23 US).


Book Your Place on a Copper Canyon Trek

  • Call: 719-783-2076 (May-Nov); 719-630-7195 (Dec-Apr) for the Adventure Specialists staff.

  • Write Adventure Specialists at: Bear Basin Ranch, 473 CR 271, Westcliffe, CO 81252

  • SPECIAL OFFER: When you book our Copper Canyon trek, mention the People's Guide to Mexico website and you'll receive a complimentary copy of the award-winning book, The People's Guide to Mexico


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