Tamasopo waterfall, San Luis Potosi
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You could be eating shrimp on a Mazatlán beach 3 nights from now! Route is all toll & includes one of the Wonders of the World - Puente Baluarte. According to Guinness World Records, it is the world's tallest cable-stayed bride. The gorge it spans (1312 feet or 400 meters) is deeper than the Eiffel Tower is tall. The French symbol is a "mere" 1,063 feet or 324 meters tall. Free-jumpers inaugurated the bridge, so you don't have to.

You can, however park at a lookout and get a great picture. However, use a haze filter or even a polarizer. Otherwise the natural haze will dull your picture - like mine. I am going back to retake them.

1st part of drive is good highway through scenic mountains.

Day 1: Arrive at mile-high Saltillo for best cabrito al pastor in Mexico. RV Park.

Day 2: 2nd part is high desert. "Nuff said. No RV parks after Saltillo, but I tell you about two safe places to camp.

Day 3: 3rd part is through very scenic mountains on easy toll road. However, you are only a few miles from Alpine lodges, birding, waterfalls & scenery used in many Hollywood movies for the 'Wild West'. This is what most people miss by zipping through from Durango-Mazatlán Waterfalls, Wood Crafts, Birding, Sky-watching.

There are exits for three of the towns on the old road if you want to see the scenic spots. There are waterfalls, birding, butterfly watching, hiking, mountain villages and trekking. If you miss seeing these spots, you miss a lot. 47.0 miles from Villa Union (75.7 KM) - Cascada El Salto is noted for an accessible 300 foot drop waterfall and birding.

The Cascada Salto del Agua Llovida drops into a stark rocky pool with aquamarine water (except in the muddy rainy season - summer). There are several others, most accessible is Cascada Mexiquillo in the ecological park by the same name. This one is “only” 60 feet high, and like many middle-aged people is portly - wider than tall. Macaws and other colorful birds add to the landscape. The air is so clear of light-pollution and thin, sky-watching is a great pastime. There is also a zipline.

Quebrada de Piaxtla is close to a small town called Miravalles. There are two waterfalls, one has a 70 meter drop and the other drops 120 meters. Both require a good hike. This waterfall plays hide and seek, coming out of different places in the gorge by the same name. After between 6 and 7 miles, it makes its final spectacular drop.
Type Drive: Some mountains
Mileage: Reynosa-Mazatlan-701 miles / 1127 KM
Price: $6.95
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