Carretera de Batopilas

Batopilas Road, a scenic drive in Mexico

Carretera de Batopilas (Batopilas Road) is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep zig-zag road in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, located along the Batopilas River, climbing up the small town of Batopilas.

The road is very scenic. It’s asphalted but pretty steep with countless hairpin turns. The road climbs up 1.000m in only 1.5 km, with sections up to 15%. Batopilas, a small town nestled in the Western Sierra Madre at the bottom of a cliff has tales to share. It’s home to beautiful plazas and bridges built of rope and river rocks, but the main surprise is a beautiful aqueduct built in the 19th century. Don’t forget your camera!
Pic: Eblem Torres


NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.