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Old 09-30-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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heading down next week from Tucson to Copper. Is the road paved all the way down now? I heard about a new road from Batopilas to Urique in the canyon, I have not been down in a couple years and was wondering if any new roads from there to Alamos or El Furte? I will be on a 1200 GS.
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Old 09-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #2
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heading down next week from Tucson to Copper. Is the road paved all the way down now? I heard about a new road from Batopilas to Urique in the canyon, I have not been down in a couple years and was wondering if any new roads from there to Alamos or El Furte? I will be on a 1200 GS.
No, will be a long time yet before fully paved. Not sure about the other roads, we went in from Guachochi, Yoquivo and down.

Our TMK post may help

http://www.twomotokiwis.com/2012/11/...batopilas.html
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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heading down next week from Tucson to Copper. Is the road paved all the way down now? I heard about a new road from Batopilas to Urique in the canyon, I have not been down in a couple years and was wondering if any new roads from there to Alamos or El Furte? I will be on a 1200 GS.
Just watch the weather; a friend Beemer67 spend at least a couple days stuck in the bottom because the road was too slick and steep in rainy weather. Suerte, Jim
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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I'm heading to copper canyon in about 2-3 days. Crossing over into Mexico tomorrow. You can check my blog for info and pics.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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heading down next week from Tucson to Copper. Is the road paved all the way down now? I heard about a new road from Batopilas to Urique in the canyon, I have not been down in a couple years and was wondering if any new roads from there to Alamos or El Furte? I will be on a 1200 GS.
I've been on the 'new' road a couple times. First time on a F650, quite a workout for me. Second time on a Wr250 and was a breeze. Conditions varied between trips also. Depends how recently road has been graded, weather, etc.

57 miles, 9.5 hours (with a bunch of stops)

My report for this leg start here (2012):
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....9&postcount=44

I might be able to find my GPS track, if you want it just shoot me a pm.

The road from Creel to Bato is paved for a pretty good distance. Earlier this year it was closed due to construction so really don't know how far they got.

Going back in November, post up what you find while your down there.

and here is the report for this leg of the trip for this year (2013)
http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=111
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:04 PM   #6
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whent through it a month ago

The road from Creel to Bato is paved but there is a section that is under heaving construction and is closed from 8am to 6pm. Also, if it's raining hard, the section under construction can get real shitty real fast if you don't have a rear knobby tire on.

The other way in is from guachochi. It's easy riding even without knob IF it's dry. Else your in for a world fun going down those steep slopes in the slipperiest mud I've seen so far. I had full knobs on and at times had zero traction to decelerate. Was a fantastic ride though! Would hate to think want normal 80/20 road tires would have been like in that.

Here is a link to my rr post on Batopilas. And before you read it, if you do: none of the human danger happened, was just poking fun at all the fear mongers...

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22322592

If you do go to bato, I highly recommend going from bato directly to Choix and El Fuentes, the ride fantastic. But does favour smaller bikes.
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