Made it to El Fuerte, the Gateway to the Copper Canyon

Saturday, April 8th – Walking Tour in Los Alamos and on to El Fuerte – Gateway to the Copper Canyon

Decor in local hotel

A two and a half hour walking tour through the historic colonial city of Los Alamos gave us some good insight about this area. 

“(Los Alamos) a designated National Monument. Its elaborate mansions, restored to their original glory, date back to a bygone era when the silver mines here were among the richest in the world.” – Gate 1

Colorful painting shows typical local family from a bygone era

Ceiling of gazebo in central park

Preparations for Palm Sunday

Following lunch we piled back on our bus and headed toward El Fuerte, the “Gateway to the Copper Canyon”.

Bar at our hotel in La Fuerte

A brief walking tour of El Fuerte before dinner gave us a chance to stretch our legs after our long afternoon ride. Then dinner at the hotel followed by a performance of traditional folk and native dances.

Evening performance

UPDATE: Just added a little clip of the dancers.

Overnight: El Fuerte

GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful for really comfortable walking shoes. When your feet hurt, you hurt all over. I’m so glad I don’t have that problem!

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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13 Responses to Made it to El Fuerte, the Gateway to the Copper Canyon

  1. joylennick says:

    More colourful memories. So much to digest. Again, vibrant photographs.Thank you.

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  2. Aunt Beulah says:

    I’ve been to Los Alamos and El Fuerte and your words and photographs brought them back to me. But the thing I enjoyed most about this post was your gratitude for good walking shoes. Amen and amen.

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  3. Comfortable walking shoes! it’s the small things… Looks like Tim’s bar had an ample supply of tequila. 🙂 –Curt

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  4. tippysmom2 says:

    Lovely photos and sounds like another great day. And, I too agree that comfortable walking shoes is a wonderful thing.

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  5. eager to hear about the Copper Canyon – it’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit, too – happy travels

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  6. Carrie Miller says:

    always enjoy your posts & travels! thanks for including us! love you two…

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