This ravine is located at 16 kilometres of Guachochi, a town which in turn is located 344 kilometres away from Chihuahua (5 hours by land and 1 hour by plane).
-Cascade of Basaseachi National Park:
ravines and streams present each of its 625 hectares with extreme
beauty. Its name translated into English means "place of cascades
or coyotes" and makes reference to its main attraction, a waterfall
246 metres high that cools the Candameña Ravine.
Its geography and surrounding setting vary from the forests of pine trees and ilexes, besides agaves and evergreen alders, which shelter numerous bird species such as eagles, woodpeckers, wild turkeys and so called coa birds - on the brink of extinction -, along with pumas, deer, foxes and lynxes, amongst others.
There is a 2-kilometre road in the park leading to the entrails of the waterfall; the path crosses the vantage point of The Window, ideal to watch the magnificent panorama of nature from above.
The park is located 270 kilometres west of Chihuahua by land, and at 215 kilometres by air.
The following places are worthy of visiting inside the park:
- Candameña Ravine: it is located within the area
of the National Park, and one should not fail to visit the Cascade
of Piedra Volada and a boulder baptised as The Giant, a true
paradise for rock scaling devotees. It is situated 276 kilometres
east of Chihuahua and 4 hours away from the City of Cuauhtémoc.
- Cascade of Piedra Volada: it is a majestic fall
of approximately 453 metres, being one of the highest in Mexico
and one of the 11 highest on the planet. Its flow is instable
because it is fed by a seasonal river, unlike the Cascade of
Basaseachi that has an impressive fall throughout the year.
June and September (winter) are the best months to admire it.
The cascade can be fully appreciated from the vantage point of Huajumar, at 25 minutes by foot from Basaseachi, a locality situated at 270 kilometres from Chihuahua (four hours through the highway).
There are ideal trails for the practice of trekking, horseback riding and mountain biking in the surroundings of Piedra Volada; besides camping zones.
- The Giant: it is the largest boulder in the country
by far; it is 800 metres high from the Candameña River, where
it rises, up to its summit. It is located in the mid part of
the Candameña Ravine, and it is ideal for the practice of rappelling
and rock scaling.