Choix is a picturesque town located in the north of the state, which stands out for being surrounded by mountains and pine, oak, and Guamuchil forests, as well as for its wide streets and old buildings.
One of its main attractions is the “Mirador” a tower located in the center of the town, which at the top offers a panoramic view of Choix and the mountains that surround it. In addition, inside you will find a museum dedicated to the memory of José Ángel Espinoza Ferrusquilla, one of the most representative artists of the municipality.
20 minutes from the town is the Luis Donaldo Colosio dam, also known as the Huites dam, where from the top of the curtain you can admire the landscape of the mountains and the channel of the Fuerte River.
In the dam you can also practice various adventure sports such as ATV rides, mountain biking, hiking or boat rides, which travel through the canyons and hills through which the river crosses, to admire the landscapes and vegetation and go under from the train tracks, where you can still see the remains of a freight train that derailed a few years ago.
Another picturesque site, next to the Huites Dam, is the popular Hotel Palmar, a recreation site that overlooks incredible views of the mountains and the river.
Cave paintings «The Beginning»
But one of the most incredible sites in Choix is right in the heart of the dam, the cave paintings “the beginning” by the painter Federico Silva, one of the most important artists in the country.
This work was created in 1994 and has an area of 5 thousand square meters. It took two years to complete, using a technique reminiscent of cave paintings. Some people say that “It is the cave where the Indians shoot their arrows into infinity in search of the spirit of death”
Yecorato, the ruins of an old Jesuit temple.
One hour from the town is the community of Yecorato, where today are the ruins of an old Jesuit temple of more than 400 years ago, built around 1611.
It is said that at that time this town was one of the most developed in the municipality, thanks to mining, which is why it was an important religious center until 1767, when all the Jesuit priests were expelled from the country.
Some inhabitants of Yecorato say that formerly the church had golden bells, which were removed during a great storm that hit the area and then disappeared. Currently, only a few walls and columns remain of what was one of the most important churches in northern Sinaloa.