Copper Canyon & Northern Mexico
◊ Mexico's Copper Canyon: Updates, Tips, Letters
• Is there a back road to Alamos?"
• "Yes, I did the back road to Alamos"
• Doug Rhodes' Copper Canyon Road Logs
• Motos in the Copper Canyon
• Copper Canyon at Xmas
• Rancho San Lorenzo
• Driving in the Sierra Madre
• Solitude while hiking?
◊ By Motorcycle In Mexico's Copper Canyon
Alamos to Creel, the hard way: via motorcycle on lousy unmarked roads.
Also: ◊ Be prepared, read: The People's Guide To Mexico
◊ Mexico's Copper Canyon
Carl pines for the Sierra Madre and offers some hard-earned advice....
Also: ◊ Bus travel from A to Z: The People's Guide To Mexico
◊ When The Bull Hit The Fan
Marty goes head-to-head with a Sierra Madre bull. Are those real horns?
◊ Copper Canyon Travel Tips
A variety of important tips for Copper Canyon trip planning on everything from buses, beggars and hiking boots to local weather conditions.
◊ Copper Canyon Towns & Villages
Thumbnail descriptions of important Copper Canyon towns and villages.
◊ Copper Canyon Itinerary Suggestions
Several itinerary options by train, bus, or private vehicle. Loop trips, one-way, sightseeing options, etc.
◊ Copper Canyon Bus Schedules & Travel Tips
It may not be sexy but this is vital info for anyone who travels by bus in Mexico's Copper Canyon or Sierra Madre.
◊ Copper Canyon: Driving From Arizona
A variety of questions from Susan Dunnivant about driving to the Copper Canyon, with many suggestions from Carl and Lorena. Useful for bus and train travelers, too.
Also: ◊ RV Park de El Fuerte
◊ The Copper Canyon: Cheap & Easy
Sheri describes her family vacation in the Copper Canyon. As the title says: Cheap and Easy!
Also: ◊ Read Sheri's original questions and Carl's detailed replies in Mexico's Copper Canyon On A Budget
◊ Mexico's Copper Canyon: On A Budget
In a long exchange of emails, Carl describes how to make the most of your Copper Canyon trip, on a limited budget. Includes itinerary suggestions, guides in Batopilas and much more.
Also: ◊ Batopilas
◊ Dinner With Doña Mica
Doña Mica introduces us to traditional Batopilas recipes, served up with a good measure of local gossip and several cups of her infamous "sock coffee".
First impressions of Batopilas, one of Mexico's oldest and most interesting mining towns.
Also: ◊ Batopilas Photo Collage
◊ Cusarare and The Sierra Madre Highlands: Another View
Carl's initiation into canyon guiding and exploration continues. His next goal is to find long-forgotten Spanish mining trails.
Also: ◊ Part One: Mexico's Copper Canyon: Another View
◊ Mexico's Copper Canyon: Another View
In Mexico's Copper Canyon, local knowledge is the name of the game. Carl Franz recounts his early experiences as a resident guide and gringo greenhorn in Cusarare and Batopilas.
Also: ◊ Part Two: Cusarare and the Sierra Madre Highlands