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Old 04-04-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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Need Copper Canyon Route Help

I'm planning a trip down to the Copper Canyon this year and need route help. I wanted to enter from the North (Creel), ride down to Batopilas, then out the south end on my way to Topolabambo.

I know that this is doable, but I can't find any maps and I don't have a GPS.
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Old 04-04-2010, 05:46 PM   #2
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Wrong forum, laddie. Ask over in Trip Planning and you'll get exactly what you need.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:26 AM   #3
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Sweet route....

Ridden the Batopilas/Tubares/Choix,El Fuerte/ Topolobampo route a few times. Can be a bit sketch in a few places depending on the bike/rider combo. Here's a Sat. photo with the route. (the yellow lines are horse trails...don't even think about those!) A few helpful pointers assuming you are doing the route from Bato to Topolobampo- 1. As you head out of Batopilas, take the immediate right turn up the switchbacks. (hardest part of the ride if on a big bike) 2. At the 20 mile mark +/- South of town, do NOT take the obvious track to the left across the river. Keep going straight here. You do not cross the river till 30 miles from Batopilas. (they are building a bridge so the river crossing might get just a bit easier) Another 5 miles or so past the river crossing you T into a bigger road. Turn left across the bridge into Tubares. From here on the road just gets more and more used and eventually becomes paved just before Choix. Pavement all the way to Topolobampo from there. It's a long ride all the way from Batopilas to Topolobampo- leave early!
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:54 AM   #4
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Guess it would help if I attached the map, huh?

Let's try that map thingy again...

http://mexicohorse.com/images/Satellite_Image_Large.jpg
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:00 PM   #5
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Chinipas Urique

I just completed a trip end March 2010 to Copper Canyon.
Alamos-Chinipas-Bauichivo-Urique-Tubares-El Fuerte
awesome.
i'll give you more info later;
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:17 PM   #6
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RainierDOG- Funny, I just did Creel/Bahuchivo/Urique/back to Bahuchive/Chinipas/Alamos/El Fuerte/Tubares/Batopilas/Creel loop first week of March. Like you said....AWSOME!
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:32 PM   #7
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copper canyon

We have done that ride in Feb.
Creel->Batopilas->Choix.
Took us 10 hours from Bato -> Choix. Only 1 river crossing (with the help of a backhoe) but the bridge should be finished by now (at least that's what they told us).
If you want to, I can send you the map and the gps track.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:13 PM   #8
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Can't help you with the GPS stuff, but I have ordered topographical maps from http://www.mexicomaps.com/index.lass...F5FEIsWN4A601D These are 1:50,000 scale maps and are equivalent to the ones we had in the military. You will need to know the UTM (Universal Transverse Meractor) system and should probably be able to do intersection/resection with a lensatic compass.
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