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Feb 19, 2020 - El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico - Day 3 - C.C.Tour

Today we left at 8:00 for the day's excursion. We lost our hills and had flat dessert again. We stopped at a very modern Walmart for a bathroom break. Along the freeway we saw many cows munching grass in the median with the farmers or cowboys looking after them. There were tunnels along the way that the cows could go through to get back across the freeway. We stopped for lunch at this very wealthy Spanish type home. It looked like a museum with huge pictures and chandeliers in many of the rooms. We could go into their bedrooms and use...

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YumaTime2020

Nov 26, 2013 - Prepare for Copper Canyon

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL...........We miss our families very much!!! We have made it to El Fuerte MX about 70 miles from Copper Canyon... We are in preparation for the big ride into Copper Canyon from the South. We are writing this knowing that we will not have internet access for the next few days and most likely cell service but will hopefully be able to use the Spot Connect to get messages out to family. We are planning on traveling through Choix to Batapilas. There are no paved roads so this should be an exciting trip on some off-road...

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Tour de Mexico

Feb 22, 2013 - Three Weeks! (time truely can fly)

A Sunday drive to a small Mayo village resulted in us caught in this traffic jam on our return. The guide book said "a paved road". It neglected to tell you about the 26km of UNPAVED road through The Zona De Proteccion De Flora Y Fauna. Returning to Alamos from that adventure, we set off on another, The Alamos Car Show on the Plaza. Cars from Sonora and Sinaloa were assembled around the plaza by proud owners, stereos blared and much cerveza was consumed. The event was a family affair attended by the young and old and all ages in between. ...

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Mar 14, 2012 - El Fuerte,Sinaloa

Nous faisons un arrêt d'une semaine dans ce "pueblo magico" qui est apprécié pour ses demeures coloniales, son atmosphère agréable et un endroit pour débuter la visite en train pour le majestueux Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon). Cette ville a été construite en 1564 par le capitaine espagnol Francisco de Ibarra. Ville coloniale aux couleurs pastel, avec son zocalo entouré de palmiers, le museo El Fuerte, réplique du fort original, à son sommet un mirador appelé Cerro de las Pilas qui donne un excellent point de vue sur la région d'El...

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Mexique-2011-2012

Apr 1, 2010 - El Fuerte - Mexico

March 31, 2010 Today, I drove from Alamos to El Fuerte it took about 2 ½ hours. 100km’s. 2 ½ hours. The road was OK. Rock, sand, rock, sand, sand, sand. There was more sand than usual. The carwash guy (40 pesos) in Alamos did a great job. I wasn’t watching. He used Armor-al. Electra is a dust magnet. He knew what he was doing. Hire that man! Bastard. Its Easter Week and things are gonna get local. I am staying at Hotel San Juan. In the lobby, travelers of past have inscribed passages on one of the walls. Very few are from the west. It...

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Mar 9, 2010 - El Fuerte!

We had an easy drive from Los Mochis to El Fuerte, approximately 45 miles inland, on a recently resurfaced 2-lane divided road that is in good condition (now!) with the exception of a five mile stretch. We had been warned by others who have taken this route in the past, that it was the "drive from hell"! El Fuerte (the fort), an old colonial town, was founded by the Spaniards in 1564 as a way station along the Camino Real and has its share of beautiful architecture, much in the restoration process. It is a bustling supply center for the...

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Nov 20, 2009 - Batopilas, Chihuahua to El Fuerte, Sinaloa

Batopilas is a nice little town and in fact bigger than I expected. They do have a quite a few hotel & restaurant choices. There are no gas stations in Batopilas but there are a couple of people who haul gas into town and dispense it from plastic jugs. We decided it would be wise to fuel up if possible, even though it was only 150km to Choix and we had only put on a bout 70km since filling at the top of the canyon. The first place we tried was closed. There was another place on the other side of town we were told. As we proceeded through...

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Dec 9, 2008 - El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico

We took a side trip today to a town called El Fuerte. We left the trailer in Huatabampito and just took the truck, it was about a 2 ½ hour drive each way, but we kept hearing so much about it that we just had to go take a look. El Fuerte is an old colonial town established in 1564, so we expected tons of history, it is also one of the stops the train makes as it heads into the “Copper Canyon” and we wanted to see if the RV Parks were as good as the book said. We arrived early and had time to visit the area museum, the town is called El...

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Oct 21, 2008 - Novojoa, Sonora to El Fuerte, Sinaloa

The forecast for Novojoa and El Fuerte were the same; 100F until mid week when it would drop down to 99F! We decided to stick to the program by riding in the morning then finding a cool place to spend the afternoon. We left Novojoa on the cuota (toll road) as it was the best option to get through this area quickly, ahead of the noonday sun. There seems to be a libre (free road) option for most, if not all toll roads but they sometimes take a “long way around” route. Normally there is nothing we like better than riding off the beaten track...

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Jun 3, 2008 - El Fuerte

6 o`clcock 3rd June. Jennys birthday!!! On any rally, including this one, there is never enough time. At least not if you want to sample all the possibilities listed on the rally sheet for that day. Typically we get up at 6 o`clock, get ready plus the car packed plus breakfast and away in the Healey by 7.30 usually driving all day with maybe a couple or three 10 minute stops for coffeee, or loo, or petrol and then arrive at the hotel around 5 ish. By that time we are usually tired, hot, thirsty, and in my case sometimes a little ratty as a...

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Jun 3, 2008 - Mazatlan to El Fuerte

Not an exciting day’s drive. We continued parallel to the Pacific coast on the motorway until almost the end of the journey when we turned inland to head towards El Fuerte whence we are to catch the train to the Copper Canyon tomorrow. The most interesting occurrence was lunch with the Woodheads at the roadside. We ate freshly barbecued chicken with tortilla, salad, beans and salsa. There were diesel fumes to inhale and fizzzy drinks to drink but the chicken was delicious. We had some interesting meals with Jenny and Stuart on the London to...

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Feb 18, 2008 - Chugging Up the Canyon

After being deposited at the Chihuahua-Pacific train station by our reliable taxi driver, we waited with a horde for the train that would take us up into the Copper Canyon, reported to be the Grand Canyon of Mexico. At the train station, local women plied us with maps and other booklets about the canyon. I finally gave in and got a map to help us figure out exactly where we were. The taxi driver had told us to sit on the right side of the car for the best view of the canyon going up so, when the train arrived, in our NYC way, we quickly ran...

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