Day 5: Urique – Wapalayana – Urique
Ride the horses bareback to nearby village of Wuapalayna, hike about and down to the river, and return to our favorite swimming hole where horse and rider become dolphin! Don’t forget your cameras! 4 hours riding.
Day 6: Urique – Cerocahui
Fill up on a big breakfast, grab our lunch bag of burritos from Tita at the Plaza Restaurant, and ride out of town by way of the trail to Cerro Gallego. More opportunities for panoramic photos looking back onto Urique Canyon from along the trail. Once out of the canyon and back up in Sierra, ride the alpine forest to our Hotel close to Cerocahui. 6 hours riding.
Day 7: Cerocahui – Churo
Ride out of Cerocahui along a different trail leading us back to Churo for last night’s camping. Hike into the village, load up on snacks for the ride back to San Raphael, visit Tarahumara family or hike out to the cross on the rim. 6 hours riding.
Day 8: Churo – San Rafael/Creel
Break camp and ride leisurely to San Raphael where our truck and horse trailer will meet us for breaking down of gear and equipment, cold drinks at the local tienda and lots of back-slapping kudus for one another on a ride well executed. Arrive back in Creel by late afternoon. Farewell dinner back at Cabaña El Aventurero. 5 hours riding.
Day 9: Creel
Depart for home after breakfast for those traveling by auto. Mid-afternoon departure for those taking the train.