INSIDE AND AROUND BATOPILAS
HIKE AT LA HACIENDA SAN MIGUEL
From the city, you can see the ruins of the once majestic home of the Silver Baron, Alexander Shepherd. The Hacienda San Miguel, a Gothic-style adobe mansion, stands on the other side of the river. Walk along the river to reach the other side. Locals have placed wooden planks on the rocks to make it easier to cross, or you can use some of the bridges. Surprisingly, the buildings, though made of adobe, still retain their shape. The roofs have collapsed, and in some cases, the floors are gone. Wild bougainvilleas grow and cascade over the remains of the tallest remaining building.”
Easy city stroll.
PASEO MISIÓN ÁNGEL CUSTODIO DE SATEVO
Hike along the Aqueduct Trail.
HIKE TO MINA DE PLATA PEÑASQUITO
HIKE THROUGH CRESTA DE SATEVO mISSION
Stylishly downstream to the Mission. Beautiful views. Come and go in the morning or afternoon OR my recommendation is to pack a lunch and picnic somewhere by the river. Your driver can show you a good spot.
ROAD TO YOQUIVO
BATOPILAS to URIQUE Adventure
This is the big one! Get completely out of the canyon and cross the divide into the Urique Canyon. Fabulous adventure from the tropics to the cacti, from the oaks to the pines until you overlook the Urique River and the canyon. Then it’s back. A long day. Need more? Complete the trip by descending to the Urique River and the town of Urique.
Note. Google Maps has wrong information about this road, it takes around 12 hrs in motor vehicle. Only for experienced folks.
PUERTO BLANCO HIKE
YERBA BUENA HIKE
CERRO COLORADO HIKE
HIKE TO CERRO COLORADO
Three generations in Cerro Colorado.
Moderate. This is along the river and down the side of the canyon along the old silver road to a mostly abandoned gold mining town with about 7 friendly families remaining. Best in winter when the river is low. Bring a lunch and sandals for several river crossings. Recommended guide. Nabor is a good guide for this hike as he lives in Potrero on the trail. Fairly level. About 14 miles round trip.