The Heart Of The Copper Canyon,
And A Magic Town At The Center Of It All
This town is in the heart of the Copper Canyon and was named after the ex-governor, Enrique C. Creel in 1907, the year that the railroad from Kansas City to Mexico and the Orient made it to this area. You can see a bust of Creel in the main plaza. The original name, given by the Raramuri Indians, was Segorachi.
Creel sits an an elevation of 2,300 meters, or just about 7,500 feet and is part of the upper sierra. It is where our Amigo Trails & The 3 Amigos offices are located.
We have 4 full seasons here, weather wise, with an array of different temperatures, of which none are extreme. So count on full winters, springs, summers and autumns at the usual times of year. Rainy season is in the summer and runs from mid to late June through mid to late September, depending on the year.
A visit to Creel is critical for any Copper Canyon trip, not only because it is at the center of all activities in the canyons and crucial for logistical placement of a well thought out trip, but also because it is a charming alpine village surrounded by mountains and valleys and endless hiking and biking trails.