Copper Canyon Adventures: Educational Hiking Treks and HorseTrips

COPPER CANYON, Treasure of the Sierra Madre Adventures.
Deluxe Educational Exploration Trekking and Horse Trips
IN MEXICO'S GREAT Canyons...The Ultimate in Adventure Travel, Trips, Tours,Vacations

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Classic Pack Burro Hiking and horse Trips into the Depths of Mexico's Great Copper Canyon with a Historical Focus...Since 1970.

Deluxe Guided Trips into the Remote Sierra Madre
Follow the Paths of Coronado, Geronimo, Crook, Pershing and Pancho Villa

Hiking Across The Canyons

Just South of the U.S.-Mexico border lies a remote, rugged region of unusual, diverse beauty. Vast pine/oak forests cling tenaciously to ridges, peaks and plateaus. Great canyons carve deep incisions into the igneous heart of the continent so deep that they host their own unique ecosystems. Homeland to the reclusive TARAHUMARA, the Sierra Madre is rich in history and legend, haunted by the restless shades of fallen warriors, martyred Jesuits and Pancho Villa's army




"Safari style camps, world recognized naturalist guides...
rugged wild adventures with amenities!"

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Classic Burro Supported Hiking

Special journeys on horseback across the canyons for small groups. led by Gary Ziegler

Mexico Maps

Horsing around the Sierra Madre-1974 Style
A journey on horseback across Mexico’s great divide...

Geology of the Sierra Madre and Copper Canyon, a brief summary

Classic Pack Burro Supported Hiking Trek
2014: Very Special Treks with a small group - 10 days Cost : $2199. Trek only $ 1600 (meet us there) contact us for dates and details.

Across the canyons on horseback with Gary Ziegler- October 18 -26th. Cost $2200.


remote hiking adventures

Several times each year, we depart for a memorable 10 day journey back through time. We travel across the Sierra Madre to a rustic lodge near the canyon rim. The following morning, we disappear on a six day hiking trek into the remote depths of the Copper Canyon accompanied by pack burros and our seasoned Mexican/Tarahumara staff.

Comfortable camps feature roomy tents and local campfire cuisine prepared in an exotic setting by our Mexican cook.


As long time supporters of eco-tourism before it was cool, our local Mexican/Tarahumara staff are paid
ifnatural history and local culturesar more than the local wage having become truly professional partners with us. Blending ADVENTURE, natural history and local culture, we explore hidden canyons, waterfalls, camp at a Tarahumara rancho and examine LOST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

Reliving Legend and history, we enthusiastically share our thirty some years of accumulated knowledge of the Sierra Madre. We identify much of the unique vegetation, talk about the regions pyroclastic origins, search out elusive birds, Trogons, Magpie Jays and soak in hidden, canyon hot springs

Discovery Exploring new areas, we make interesting archaeological finds and observations. Author Carl Franz (Peoples Guide to Mexico), thought by many to be the world's authority on Mexican folk culture, has led many of our trips, adding his years of experience and special cultural awareness to our own enthusiasm. Read Gary Ziegler's article, `Discovery in Copper Canyon'

At long-abandoned cliff dwellings we speculate about ancient civilizations, migrating tribes and the mystery of the cave's lost occupants

Trip leaders:Mike Huckaby
Cathy Waterman
Field Staff: Jilo Mancinas and Family

Tarahumara Support: Ejido de Arepo


Photo Credits: Muchas gracias a Joan Harrell, Andi Niess, Mark Trockman, Monroe Silver, Masui Ostermin

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Phone 719-783-2076
Adventure Specialists
Bear Basin Ranch
County Road 271 Westcliffe, Colorado 81252