DURANGO Mexico the perfect place to enjoy Nature and Adventure

Durango is the perfect place for adrenaline lovers since the Sierra Madre Occidental will become your playground.

Imagine canyons up to a thousand 400 meters deep, dense valleys and forests, giant depressions like the Bagón de Mapimí; natural wonders such as the grottos of Rosario, with a depth of more than 500 meters, where formations of stalactites and stalagmites are appreciated … This does encourage you to live to the extreme!

Do you like strong emotions? You can not miss “El Salto del Agua Llovida”, a zip line that passes over a waterfall at an impressive height !. Part of the attraction of this activity is that, before jumping into the abyss hanging on a cable, it is necessary to walk through canyons, springs and gorges. Another option is the zip line of “Puente de Ojuela”, which has a length of 330 meters and passes over a ravine over 100 meters high. A challenge to your nerves!

Durango is also the ideal land for lovers of hunting and fishing, as they can find a wide variety of hunting ranches, specialized in the breeding of deer, wild boar or wild turkey, and in the case of fishing great variety of trout and other species that allow you to enjoy this sport without risking the balance of ecosystems.

Much to enjoy

 

CAÑÓN AZUL

BLUE CANYON

Located in the municipality of Nuevo Ideal in the ejido El Molino and commonly known as the canyon as the blue puddle by the springs and the river that crosses much of the mountain range, this trail is one of the most impressive in the whole area because of the types of formations that were created by the passage of time in conjunction with the water creating this beautiful canyon.
The blue cannon makes you feel like you are inside one of the great canyons of America.

Season
Summer is the perfect season as the small lagoons formed in the walk are ideal to feel the coolness of the water and relieve the heat produced by the walk.

Where is it and how to get there? 
Take the 45th federal highway northbound to the José Guadalupe Aguilera congregation, taking the state road number 23 until you reach the municipality of Nuevo Ideal, passing the town of La Soledad 2 kilometers away you will find the entrance to the ejido el Molino, that is where the route starts.

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Walking

Average travel time.- 4 to 5 hours depending on the group’s pace.

The recommended distance is 5 kilometers since the entire distance of the canyon covers a large part of the mountain range, approximately 14 kilometers from the Las Mulas cave. The canyon is humid, mostly going to the side of the river and has a very well marked trail where it requires a moderate physical condition, good footwear, comfortable clothes to get wet, minimum two liters of water, and obviously a local guide so that know some cave paintings that are starting the road in the cave of the mules.

 

TRAIL OF WATERFALLS

Of the Paths of the Spine, this road offers more landscapes and panoramic views and at the same time gathers a little of all the attractions that Mexiquillo has.

When you walk these trails you will not stop admiring the canyons that form the beginning of these waterfalls that go down the Sierra del Espinazo, definitely a natural spectacle that you have to explore.

SENDERO A CASCADAS

TRAIL OF WATERFALLS

Of the Paths of the Spine, this road offers more landscapes and panoramic views and at the same time gathers a little of all the attractions that Mexiquillo has.

When you walk these trails you will not stop admiring the canyons that form the beginning of these waterfalls that go down the Sierra del Espinazo, definitely a natural spectacle that you have to explore.

Season

The rainy season -from September to November- is a very good season for this tour, since the waterfalls can be observed with good flow rates and excellent water falls.

Where is it and how to get there?

Mexiquillo is located 126 kilometers from the city of Durango and the shortest way to get there is by federal highway number 40 to Mazatlan, passing the municipality of Salto to 31 kilometers you will see the town of the city in the town of Pueblo New.

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Walking

Average travel time.- 2 hours at a moderate paceMost of the way is very well marked and all the time you can see references to guide you on your walk. Travel time is a factor that you should consider, in addition to carrying at least two liters of water.

Mountain biking

Average travel time.- 45 minutes at a moderate paceIdeal for family practice because it has wide and relatively simple roads to roll. Before reaching the Cascada del Paso Resbaloso, a narrow path is formed where you need to get off the bike to cross the river, or in your case, pose for the photo in the waterfall.

Ride

Average travel time.- 1.5 hours

A horseback ride is an excellent option to know this route and admire each of the waterfalls in case you do not have an adequate physical condition to walk. Riding time is relatively short, so you are not likely to feel any discomfort from sitting on the horse’s back.

 

EL BOSQUE DE OTINAPA

THE OTINAPA FOREST

In the western region of the Sierra of the state of Durango is a small and very picturesque town. This is Otinapa, a place where the forest, its cabins, viewpoints, bridges and adventure activities come together to offer a destination that will make you feel that rest and fun can be triggered as a switch.

Summer is the perfect season to visit Otinapa. We recommend you go as a family since the complex of cabins located in this place offers many activities for adults and children to have fun. In addition, the facilities are very comfortable to rest and are easily accessible from the city of Durango.

THE OTINAPA FOREST

In the western region of the Sierra of the state of Durango is a small and very picturesque town. This is Otinapa, a place where the forest, its cabins, viewpoints, bridges and adventure activities come together to offer a destination that will make you feel that rest and fun can be triggered on like a switch.

 

The season

Summer is the perfect season to visit Otinapa. We recommend you go as a family since the complex of cabins located in this place offers many activities for adults and children to have fun. In addition, the facilities are very comfortable to rest and are easily accessible from the city of Durango. If you do not have the opportunity to go in summer, do not worry. Otinapa is a very active destination and its scenarios are unique at any time of year you choose to visit them.

 

Recommended time of stay

Definitely 3 to 4 days is the recommended time to visit each of its attractions with tranquility, disconnect a bit from the hustle and bustle of the city and rest with your family or your favorite person.

 

Where is it and how to get there?

Otinapa is located 53 kilometers from the city of Durango and the option to get there is by the federal highway number 40 to Mazatlan, at kilometer 41 you will find the junction that will take you to the town.

If you travel by bus, the bus to the town of Orinapa is the option to travel. It leaves once a day until it is full and its starting point is the former Cuartel Juárez, in Plaza Baca Ortiz, in the streets of Isauro Venzor and Pasteour.

WHAT YOU HAVE TO ENJOY:

Plains of Otinapa

This circuit is one of the most impressive landscape trails in the entire state of Durango. It is part of an embankment built at the beginning of the century where you will cross ravines, bridges, forests and special field meadows to take the picture of your life.

 

Activations in the complex of cabins

Approximate time of agenda of activities per day 6 hours.

The cottage complexes know and know how to care for their visitor. Many of them have the infrastructure for family fun, such as zip lines, interpretive trails, lagoons for kayaking in the middle of the forest, among many other options or games that can be done by a campfire, completely away from any electronic means.

 

The jump of Otinapa

Stay and bungee jumping time 2 hours

This activity is relatively new in this area and it is simply one of the best adventure experiences that the state of Durango has, since part of the Otinapa railway bridge is an icon of the area and has the record of free fall by means of Highest bungee jump in Latin America.

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Walking

Average travel time.- 3:30 hours

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Average travel time.- 1hour mountainn

biking

Average travel time.- 1:30 hours

Ride

Average travel time.- 2:30 hours

EL SALTO DEL AGUA

THE WATER JUMP

The experience begins when you enter the road to Molinillos and it lasts until you reach one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Mexico; The waterfall is the name given to this place where the combination of sky, light, forest, water, rainbows, and sensations are simply perfect.

Take 5 minutes to admire the whole landscape and you will discover that the beauty of this place is in those little details that form the whole panorama that you see around you. Feel the breeze that rises and makes you see that the water rises as opposed to falling towards the ravine with the cooing of a water crash that breaks between the stones of the bottom of the canyon.

 

EL SALTO DEL AGUA

THE WATER JUMP

Sierra de Nayar, Durango

The experience begins when you enter the road to Molinillos and it lasts until you reach one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Mexico; The waterfall is the name given to this place where the combination of sky, light, forest, water, rainbows, and sensations are simply perfect.

Take 5 minutes to admire the whole landscape and you will discover that the beauty of this place is in those little details that form the whole panorama that you see around you. Feel the breeze that rises and makes you see that the water rises as opposed to falling towards the ravine with the cooing of a water crash that breaks between the stones of the bottom of the canyon

 

The season

It is important to mention that every month this waterfall has water. The months from August to November are the months of rain where it is shown to its maximum splendor and the consequence of the green of all the vegetation are impressive. A recommended time of stay taking advantage of the activities of the area especially if you only go to the part of the waterfall can be 4 days.

 

Where is it and how to get there?

If you leave the city of Durango, take the state highway number 40 to the southwest to pass the town of Soldado, El Tecuan national park and get to Navios. There we will find the junction towards the Sierra de Nayar, as a reference you will see the restaurant Kary.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD ENJOY:

 

1.-Cabañas Zone

Recommended time of stay: 2 nights

The nights in this part of the sierra are extraordinary and the whole area has excellent tourist infrastructure to spend a few days in the heart of the Sierra de Durango.

 

2.- Camping

Recommended time of stay: 2 nights

With a large extension of roads and trails that start from Molinillos and cover a large part of the mountain range, with well-equipped shelters that make connections between the trails and gaps to the Molinillos waterfall.

For a better orientation and detail of trails, it is important to hire a specialized guide from the city of Durango or obtain maps from the operators of the cabins.

 

3.-Mountain biking

A very interesting plan is to arrive directly with the operators of cabins to check in , and then enjoy the afternoon arriving at the waterfall by mountain bike.

 

4.-Night Photography

You will have an entire night to practice, average time: 3 hours

The stellar firmament is one of the shows in this area and you can capture with your camera in the comfort of a cabin, accompanied by a good coffee and your favorite person.

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Mountain biking

Average travel time.- 6 hours

ESTACIÓN PATOS

DUCKS STATION

Now known as the municipality of Nuevo Ideal, this area surrounded by hills in the middle of a flat plain has two reservoirs; Laguna de Santiaguillo and Persa el Tejamen, which due to their closeness provide an experience of contrasts and unique activities for people who enjoy a good sunset as well as for bird lovers and landscape photography.

Patos Station you can enjoy in two seasons depending on the purpose of the trip; In the summer you have the opportunity to combine landscape photography with a dip in its waters as well as fishing, kayaking or paddleboarding.

DUCK STATION

Now known as the municipality of Nuevo Ideal, this area surrounded by hills in the middle of a flat plain has two reservoirs; Laguna de Santiaguillo and Persa el Tejamen, which due to their closeness provide an experience of contrasts and unique activities for people who enjoy a good sunset as well as for bird lovers and landscape photography.

 

The season

Patos Station you can enjoy in two seasons depending on the purpose of the trip; In the summer you have the opportunity to combine landscape photography with a dip in its waters as well as fishing, kayaking or paddleboarding.

The name of Patos station has an origin and is especially for the winter season and the accumulation of different types of resident bird species and especially those of ducks that provide a unique show of the year, combining the sunsets and clear dark that only you Provides the winter sun.

 

Where is it and how to get there?

Laguna de Santiaguillo

You take the federal highway number 45 towards the north towards Canatlán city, taking the junction of the state highway number 23 towards the municipality of Nuevo Ideal. Arriving at the congregation of Guatimape, you will drive along the rural road until you reach Fuente del Llano Santiaguillo.

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Arriving at the urban area of the municipality of Nuevo Ideal, you take the rural road to the town of Tejamen, which is only 20 minutes away.

Photography and bird watching

Laguna de Santiaguillo

Approximate time of stay 3 hours

The recommendation is first to visit the lagoon of Santiaguillo which is located in one of the most interesting valleys of the state of Durango called Valle de Guatimapé and these plains and their clear dark dawn are its main attraction and from there come the activation of the different types of resident bird species as well as native to the region. A good photograph of the sunrise inside the plains that cover the dam is a unique spectacle of the lagoon.

 

Dam the Tejamen

Approximate time of stay 3 hours

Already in the Sierra de Coneto de Comorfort within the congregation of Tejamen is a very old mining town where time and stories of gold are united in a reservoir where its main attraction is the landscape as it is surrounded by wooded mountains and monoliths of rock in the middle of the water forming rocky islands. Here the alternate activities in summer complement the day. Being this ideal place to spend the afternoon or even make a camping.

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LABERINTO DE LAVA

LAVA MAZE

Billions of years ago, the mountainous structures of the Sierra Madre Oriental. In the process, they created lava clusters that over the years petrified and formed one of the most impressive natural settings in Mexico, now known as the Stone Garden.

Imagine stones more than 6 meters high, together, on a plot of more than 30 hectares, to form the Lava Labyrinth over the forest of the Sierra de Durango, located in Mexiquillo 126 kilometers from the city. You simply want to know it.

LAVA MAZE

Billions of years ago, the mountainous structures of the Sierra Madre Oriental. In the process, they created lava clusters that over the years petrified and formed one of the most impressive natural settings in Mexico, now known as the Stone Garden.

Imagine stones over 6 meters high, together, on a plot of more than 30 hectares, to form the Labyrinth of Lava over the forest of the Sierra de Durango. You simply want to know it.

 

The season

Any season of the year is good for visiting the labyrinth, even if there are rainy conditions. We recommend touring it by mountain bike because the stone provides excellent grip, there is also the option of doing a ride or walk to get to know it.

 

Where is it and how to get there?

Mexiquillo is located 126 kilometers from the city of Durango and the shortest way to get there is by federal highway number 40 to Mazatlan, passing the municipality of Salto to 31 kilometers you will see the town of the city in the town of Pueblo New.

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Walking

Average travel time.- 1.5 hours at moderate paceDue to the proximity of the labyrinth to the area of cabins, it is an ideal destination to get to know it on foot, as well as not requiring great physical condition to do so. The area of the lava labyrinth has spaces for eating or preparing food in grills, and there are also ecological toilets distributed throughout the park area.

Mountain biking

Average travel time.- 45 minutesThe difficulty varies depending on the speed and the type of road you choose in each area of the labyrinth, since there are climbs or if necessary lowered that do require all the technical expertise to cross them.

Ride

Average travel time.- 1 hour. If you travel as a family, we recommend choosing a ride to know the place. In addition to making the ride for children fun, the experience is very relaxing, because it allows you to enjoy the landscape without any effort.

 

ZONA DEL SILENCIO

ZONE OF SILENCE

A trip to the Zone of Silence, Baggins of Mapimí.

One of the natural spectacles with the capacity to leave you speechless is the shower of stars of the Leonids in the Zone of Silence. Just being in a place where electric light does not exist, turning to the sky and seeing an infinity of stars covering the sky, is something unique and that goes beyond words. On this occasion we want to share a travel proposal to enjoy this show, you just need a good jacket and an internal “yes” to leave your comfort zone.

ZONE of SILENCE

Where it rains stars

A trip to the Zone of Silence, Baggins of Mapimí.

One of the natural spectacles with the capacity to leave you speechless is the shower of stars of the Leonids in the Zone of Silence. Just being in a place where electric light does not exist, turning to the sky and seeing an infinity of stars covering the sky, is something unique and that goes beyond words. On this occasion we want to share a travel proposal to enjoy this show, you just need a good jacket and an internal “yes” to leave your comfort zone.

 

The season

November is the month where you can clearly see the shower of stars from Las Leonidas. This shower of stars is one of the most colorful and in a place so far from the city you can appreciate it in all its splendor. It is totally worth the trip, because the sky is covered with stars where you look and there will come a time where you will surely not need the light of your lamp to guide you, you will feel like the first inhabitants of the world! If you visit the area this season, you have to wear clothes to protect yourself from the cold because at night the temperatures drop to 0 ° and above.

 

Where is it and how to get there?

Leaving Monterrey, travel on the road to Saltillo and continue on the road to Torreón towards the city of Jiménez, Chihuahua. You have two options to get, toll road or free; if you travel by the first one, deviate towards the ejido La Flor approximately at kilometer 127, and if you travel by the second one, take the deviation at the height of the town Ceballos. The travel time is 6 hours, depending on road conditions.

 

ACTIVITIES

With these landscapes, night photography is definitely the activity to do in this area.

 

Prepare the camping

You can choose between camping or sleeping in the rooms. The camping option is much cheaper and also adds that flavor of adventure to the occasion, yes, prepare to feel the intense cold at night; a tent of 4 seasons will relieve your sorrows. The rooms are practically new and are excellent for people with physical pains that could prevent them from sleeping on the floor.

 

Full belly, happy photographer

Nothing like a good guisadito, accompanied with handmade corn tortillas and a cafesito pot to fill the belly and start all the activities of the day. The ejidatarias of La Flor prepare the food at the moment: we can not describe the flavor of the fresh cheese or the flour tortillas or the chocolate shells because simply … our mouths water!

 

Walk at sunset

Start by exploring the paths allowed within the Bag of Mapimí. One of the most tranquil and feasible walks part of the camping area towards a mountain that stands out in the middle of the plain. Along the way you will find a bit of the great wealth that the Zone of Silence has in terms of flora and fauna, so be very careful with each step! At the top, the show is wonderful: the sky is painted in all the shades of orange, yellow, red, purple and pink, with the sun in the background hiding on the horizon. Take the opportunity to take your camera and practice photography of sunsets, or simply sit and contemplate and feel the peace of the landscape.

 

Marvel

If you thought that’s all, wait, because the sunset is hardly an appetizer. As the sun goes down, the sky darkens and the first stars begin to emerge. In the first few minutes the sky will be as starry as can be seen in a metropolis, and in the early hours of the night begin to glimpse the clouds of stars that literally cover the entire sky. Wherever you look, there will be stars, and in a coincidence of your look and the world, you will see a shooting star.

 

Have fun: Flashlight painting

You can take advantage of the early hours of the night to practice flashlight painting . This activity requires making patterns with LED lights in front of a camera. The exposure time is longer, so the light trail will be recorded in the image. You can invite your family or friends to create a composition of light, the results are very funny.

 

Mythology and constellations

Nothing like imitating the first human civilizations in their contemplation of the sky and the stars. From this observation arises the classification of stars as constellations and their names reflect attributes of human beings towards a distant reality that in ancient times seemed impossible to achieve.

 

Night photography all night

Get ready with your camera, a tripod and a good jacket to take pictures all night. Star photos require a longer exposure to capture their movement; Although this implies time and attitude to hold awake, the results are very worthwhile.

 

Museums

Within the ejido there is a museum with an explanation of the flora and fauna of the region. You will also find interesting information about the Zone of Silence and about the surrounding ejidos. A little bit of history to enrich our knowledge of this part of the country.

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MEXIQUILLO A MIRADORES

One of the roads with more history in the country is the Miradores route. The free highway from Durango to Mazatlan, starting from the Mexiquillo area, is imposing in all senses, since you will notice that the road crosses the entire slope of the sierra among the deepest canyons and canyons in Mexico.

The first thing is to get to Mexiquillo which is 126 kilometers from the city of Durango and the shortest way to get there is by federal highway number 40 towards Mazatlan, passing the municipality of Salto to 31 kilometers you will see the town called La City located in the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo.

MEXIQUILLO A MIRADORES

One of the roads with more history in the country is the Miradores route.

The free highway from Durango to Mazatlan, starting from the Mexiquillo area, is imposing in all senses, since you will notice that the road crosses the entire slope of the sierra among the deepest canyons and canyons in Mexico.

 

The season

We recommend taking the tour in the low season, summer or summer, since the clear weather and the road without traffic allow you to enjoy the panoramic views.

 

Where is it and how to get there?

The first thing is to get to Mexiquillo which is 126 kilometers from the city of Durango and the shortest way to get there is by federal highway number 40 towards Mazatlan, passing the municipality of Salto to 31 kilometers you will see the town called La City located in the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo.

Starting from the community of the city you take the old federal highway to Mazatlan where you will get to know the most attractive and landscaped of this city in its 15 kilometers of road until you reach the Miradores del Espinazo.

 

How to walk it and recommendations

23.8 kilometers from Mexiquillo

Average travel time: 4 hours

 

Vehicle

Special for a car tour and recommended to take the whole family. It is necessary that the vehicle is in excellent condition, as well as having all the caution and attention to travel especially in these kilometers of the road. The road has two lookouts and in some sections has spaces on its sides, special to park the vehicle without any danger and get off to take a picture with the landscape of the ravines of the Sierra de Durango.

 

Mirador Buenos Aires

Known as the Port of Buenos Aires and located 11 kilometers away from Mexiquillo, this viewpoint has a special view of the ravines of the Sierra de Durango. If you pay attention you will notice three peaks in the mountains that, according to the villagers, are three friars who are walking on the mountain.

 

Mirador del Espinazo

Originally this part of the road emerged from a cart where you could cross the sierra between a space of 4 to 5 meters on one of the most dangerous and high slopes in the country, thus giving rise to its name, El Espinazo del Diablo. It is currently one of the best viewpoints of the entire road system that exists in the country, from where you can see both sides of the road and the ravines with one of the deepest falls in all of Mexico.

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REGATA LAS NUBES

Go to Durango!

Trip to the Zone of Silence, Baggins of Mapimí.

A destination for those who enjoy landscapes is Puentecillas, Durango. The area has one of the best viewpoints of the Cordillera that represents the Sierra de Durango and is characterized by its wooded paths, impressive interpretative trails, lagoons amid canyons completely covered by trees -some of them endemic- cabins and camping areas with a unique view in the country.

We recommend planning a trip of 3 to 4 days to explore, navigate, admire and rest in this forest valley and reservoirs of the state of Durango.

REGATA LAS NUBES

Puentecillas: between bridges and landscapes, go to Durango!

 

A destination for those who enjoy landscapes is Puentecillas, Durango. The area has one of the best viewpoints of the Cordillera that represents the Sierra de Durango and is characterized by its wooded paths, impressive interpretative trails, lagoons amid canyons completely covered by trees -some of them endemic- cabins and camping areas with a unique view in the country.

 

The season

In the period from October to March, the combination of forest and mountain provide a very special experience thanks to its scenarios that combine with the chiaroscuro of the sun, between the greens and oranges characteristic of autumn. The weather is in your favor since you can walk comfortably with a light jacket, and at night you can take advantage of the heat of the campfire or the company of your partner to mitigate the cold.

 

Recommended time of stay

We recommend planning a trip of 3 to 4 days to explore, navigate, admire and rest in this forest valley and reservoirs of the state of Durango.

 

Where is it and how to get there?

The area of Puentecillas is located 126 kilometers from the city of Durango and the way to get there is by federal highway number 40 to Mazatlan, 16 kilometers past the municipality of Salto you will find the congregation of the Adjuntas where is the junction of dirt road to get to this place.

If you travel by bus, it is advisable to take a route to the El Salto terminal and then take a taxi or fish tank to the Puentecillas area.

If you travel by bus, it is advisable to take a route to the El Salto terminal and then take a taxi or fish tank to the Puentecillas area.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD ENJOY:

 

Santa Barbara Trail

Travel time.- between 4 and 5 hours depending on the passage of the group.

It is a path made entirely of wood, has bridges and stairs almost the entire route, you will also find viewpoints, waterfalls and the most interesting thing is that it is located in a spruce tree forest, unique in Mexico. It is a path for the whole family, very easy to walk and with an extension of 7 kilometers starting from the lagoon.

 

Path to Lookouts

Travel time.- 3 hours.

 

This is a gap that reaches the canyon, where you can find one of the best viewpoints of Durango and observe much of the mountain range and its mountain ranges. This trail is 1.5 kilometers from the lagoon and you can walk or mountain bike.

 

The Regatta of the Clouds

Recommended time.- 3 hours.

 

Any time is good to navigate in the lagoon of Puentecillas, but we recommend doing it very early in the morning. At this time, the water becomes a mirror that gives off steam and the sun’s rays filter from the pines that surround the lagoon; it is simply a landscape to remember all of life.

Kayaking is an activity for everyone and has no cost if you are staying in the cabins. The rent to the general public varies between $ 150.00 to $ 200.00 pesos.

 

Sport fishing

Recommended time.- 4 hours (or the patience and the time you like to invest to fish).

 

In the lagoon you can find carp, mojarra and bass. It is necessary that you bring your own equipment since the cabins do not have the rental service. It is recommended that bass fishing be sporty, doing the exercise of fishing and letting go.

 

Landscape or nature photography

Recommended time.- 3 hours.

 

Regardless of the weather conditions, Puentecillas will always be a great destination to practice landscape photography; night photography to capture the stars; and of fauna since there are different types of birds that you can catch with a good telephoto.

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Walking

Average travel time.- Between 3 and 5 hours depending on the route you choose

 

CHEESE ROUTE

The Mennonite region of the Durango area is a place full of contrasts and valleys where the clearings of the afternoons provide a very peculiar nostalgia for the area. The work is reflected in every detail, from its plots to the interior of their homes, which makes it a cultural destination within the state of Durango.

Among all the variety of products derived from milk of which each of the families participates contributing their own daily production, the specialty is the production of chihuahua cheese. It is a semi-soft cheese made in Mexico of pasteurized milk or raw cow’s milk.

CHEESE ROUTE

The Mennonite region of the Durango area is a place full of contrasts and valleys where the clearings of the afternoons provide a very peculiar nostalgia for the area. The work is reflected in every detail, from its plots to the interior of their homes, which makes it a cultural destination within the state of Durango.

 

Among all the variety of products derived from the milk of which each of the families contributes its daily production, the specialty is the elaboration of chihuahua cheeses. It is a semi-soft cheese made in Mexico of pasteurized milk or raw cow’s milk. Cheese is also known as Mennonite Cheese and Caffeine. The latter refers to the compression procedure used in the preparation of cheese, which is similar to Cheddar cheese.

 

The season

This is an open destination for the whole year, a difference, if you visit it during a rainy season, are the green plains that you can see on the road

Where is it and how to get there?

It is located in the municipality of Nuevo Ideal, before reaching the urban area of the municipality

 

THE TOUR BEGINS

 

Having breakfast

Fiesta Restaurant

Estimated time: 40 minutes

Everything starts with a good breakfast and the perfect opportunity to meet the guides and the people who will take us to each of the destinations. Remember to hire one of the city or state guides who will help you open each of the doors of Mennonite destiny.

 

Purchases

Bazaars and Mennonite clothing

Estimated time: 3 hours

Something we can admire about this culture is the self-sufficiency of the goods that they can build themselves and their ease of opening to be able to negotiate or sell. You never know what you can find from a chair construed in Russia of principles of the last century until a tractocamion. Each settlement has several stores open to the public where you can buy unique items in the country, which denote the style of Mennonites.

 

The cheese

Travel time: 3 hours

One of the most important activities within the Mennonite community is the production and production of cheeses. Although some families continue to preserve more traditional methods, many others have been modernized using machinery and international processes for making cheese. It is interesting to see the transformation of the product since it is obtained from the cow, until its end in the rack of the counter.

 

The afternoons of the Patos Station

The recommended time to practice: 2 hours

The municipality of Nuevo Ideal, as well as other Mennonite settlements in the surroundings, have a natural view where sunrises and sunsets can be appreciated with rural landscapes and mountain ranges worthy of a good photograph.

 

Dinner with Mennonite family

Recommended time: 2 hours

If you have the opportunity, take advantage of the hospitality of a Mennonite family to attend a breakfast / lunch / dinner. It is a unique opportunity to be able to live and meet people from a different culture. You can take advantage of it and ask for advice on activities to do or places to visit and even medicinal advice you could give.

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SENDERO DEL ESPINAZO

Between caverns, woods and one of the best and most impressive canyons in Mexico, a path starts that was once an embankment for one of the first railroad tracks that would cross the Sierra de Durango; Now, it is one of the best trails to explore and get to know our country.

Its name comes from the famous Espinazo del Diablo, “DEVIL BACK” since it forms part of the mountain range and crosses two rivers that in turn form two spectacular waterfalls.

Mexiquillo is located 126 kilometers from the city of Durango and the shortest way to get there is by federal highway number 40 to Mazatlan, passing the municipality of Salto to 31 kilometers you will see the town of the city in the town of Pueblo New.

PATH OF THE ESPINAZO

Between caverns, woods and one of the best and most impressive canyons in Mexico, a path starts that was once an embankment for one of the first railroad tracks that would cross the Sierra de Durango; Now, it is one of the best trails to explore and get to know our country.

Its name comes from the famous Espinazo del Diablo, since it forms part of the mountain range and crosses two rivers that in turn form two spectacular waterfalls.

Season

We recommend visiting after the rainy and winter season since the route has two places where you will see waterfalls overflowing with water and a complete panoramic view of the much greener canyons of the Mexiquillo area.

Where is it and how to get there?

Mexiquillo is located 126 kilometers from the city of Durango and the shortest way to get there is by federal highway number 40 to Mazatlan, passing the municipality of Salto to 31 kilometers you will see the town of the city in the town of Pueblo New.

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Walking

Average travel time.- 4 to 5 hours depending on the pace of the group, at a moderate pace.-Requires a moderate physical condition, good footwear, a minimum of two liters of water, waterproof, lamp and preferably a local guide to show you every detail that, otherwise, could hardly appreciate. Definitely, when you walk you can learn more about the nature of the place. Cost per guide.- 100 pesos per person. You can hire this service with the management staff of the Mexiquillo cabins.

All-terrain cars

Average travel time.- 1 hourYou will need a razor or motor vehicles with advanced equipment to travel complicated roads over long distances. If you decide to travel in a vehicle, it is important to contemplate that a large part of the road crosses to the side of the canyon with ravines and gorges that require all your experience to be able to cross them.

Mountain biking

Average travel time.- 2 hours at a moderate pace preferably has a bicycle with double suspension. You need moderate to good physical condition, repair kit with change of cameras, light or LED lighting and minimum of 3 liters of water. The trails and slopes, both downhill and uphill, are what make this road a very fun route to do it by mountain bike. At no time during the journey will you feel bored or feel that it is easy to travel.

TOUR OPERATORS

Source: Secretaria de Turismo Florida #1106 Pte. Barrio del Calvario.Zona Centro C.P. 34000 Durango, Dgo. MéxicoTel. (618)1374386Directo: (618)8111107  http://visitdurango.mx/

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