The north of Mexico is comprised of 7 states and covers a massive area. The famous state of Sonora is home to the Copper Canyon in Chihuahua and the occidental mountain range of Sierra Madre is canyon country with some spectacular views and landscapes. Historically, Chihuahua has a story or two to tell, all of which are explained in its incredible colonial architecture.
Copper Canyon in the North of Mexico is one of those bucket list items not to be missed, if you have the time The Incredible "Chepe" train meanders along this feat of engineering through deserts, mountains rugged farmland and consists of 87 bridges. The Taramahua Indians are descendants of cave dwellers and native to the region offering weavings and handicrafts. They now depend on this to make a living. Stopping in Creel, you can visit waterfalls and hot springs and the incredible stones and geography of the area make for an incredible trip through the canyons.
Most people looking for things to do in Creel will find themselves visiting its outskirts, as it’s the towns surrounding area that put Creel on the tourist map. With a population of just over 5000, the town consists of only a few streets but plenty of hotels and tour companies eager to help you explore the natural beauty around the town. Creel was once primarily a logging town and the last stop of the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway, the predecessor to El Chepe. Once the Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacifico (Chepe) was completed in 1961, Creel’s tourism started to pick up and has now become its primary economy.
Chihuahua is the home of the Mexican revolution. A few giants of Mexican history lived in Chihuahua at one point, either out of choice or under duress. The folk hero and revolutionary, Pancho Villa had a home in Chihuahua, and in the courtyard of his mansion is the Dodge car in which he was assassinated in 1923. The independence leader Miguel Hidalgo, who was executed at the Federal Palace in 1811, and the independence leader President Benito Juárez both met their demise in this historical city. The city today ishome to excellent musuems and colonial buildings which help explain the colourful history of the city´s times gone by.