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Mapimí

Discover an authentic desert town, explore an old mine and some extraordinary caves, and visit a ghost town.

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What Makes It Magical 

This a truly unique spot. Its colorful history and location in the midst of an inhospitable desert give a certain air of mystery. Moreover, its striking monuments and scenery are breathtaking, especially the famous ghost town of Ojuela

Why You Should Go 

Ojuela Mine and Its Hanging Bridge 

  • It was the second poly-metallic mine in the world and one of Mexico’s most important mines. 
  • Silver, gold, copper, lead, zinc, and magnesium were mined here. 
  • Its hanging bridge is 1,148 feet long and was inspired by the design of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. 
  • The Camino Real de Tierra Adentro (Royal Road of the Heartland), a World Heritage site, runs by the town. 

At the Very Least 

Venture across the hanging bridge that is 6 feet wide, and check out the bottom of the canyon some 328 feet below

Don’t Miss 

  • Whiz across the zip line above Ojuela, and pose for pictures on the bridge. 
  • Visit Mapimí’s unusual cemetery
  • Explore nearby Grutas del Rosario caves.