Riverside on bike
The big favorite day in Batopilas. We got an early start on the trip to El Rodeo for a real adventure. The road starts at the south end of town, straight ahead. We ascend about halfway up the road and enter a wide valley.
From the top looking west, we can see the vastness of the canyon system. The descent is challenging and beautiful (as is the ascent back home), we dodge a small herd of cattle and stop to get directions from some kids along the way. From this point in the valley I can see small roads and trails winding through the distant cliffs long enough for a lifetime of exploration.
The village itself could be considered bustling for the area. A small store, kids playing soccer outside the school and herds of cattle, goats and pigs clogging the road. We stopped for a snack near a corral and one of our gloves almost became a snack. Cannibal cows, apparently.
It’s a great day, but with correct sprockets and respect for the canyon is within the capabilities of most (plus, there’s always the sweeper or crash cart).Strava Route