Founded in 1907 in an old Rarámuri ranch called Nariachi, the municipality of Bocoyna, the town of Creel was for a long time the last station of the Kansas City, Mexico and Oriente Railroad, which in the 1960s was expanded and now is known as Chihuahua Pacific, the famous “Chepe” train that crosses from Chihuahua to Sinaloa. The charm of Creel as a point of commercial affluence was approaching tourism thanks to its proximity to beautiful sites such as the Divisadero, the waterfalls of Rukiraso, Basaseachi and Cusárare, the community of Arareko, and of course, the Copper Canyon. This is the reason why in 2007 this municipality earned its designation as Magical Town.
Before immersing yourself in the natural beauty of its surroundings, Creel has so much to offer to its visitors. To have a better experience, it is advisable to rent a bicycle and ride through the streets and surroundings of the town that has dreamy landscapes between forests and beautiful old buildings. In addition to the traditions of the Tarahumaras, the religious past of this Magical Town is reflected in its architecture. Although the current buildings date from no more than a century.