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About Dave Hensleigh

Dave Hensleigh:
Dave Hensleigh started Authentic Mexico Travel to provide curious travelers a rich dose of the less traveled places in Mexico. Dave’s passion for Mexico travel runs deep, and his enthusiasm for and knowledge of the area will enrich your experience there.
Dave’s graduate work was in Biology and he has spent much of his life exploring and guiding in the Rockies and Sierras. He loves to garden and cook- especially the cuisine of the Sierra Madres.
Dave has assembled a team of expert local Mexican guides and providers who will help him serve you on your journey. Groups are always kept small and this team of local guides makes for a truly personalized and informed Copper Canyon experience.

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Caballo Blanco 2014 Results

Just got news that Miguel Lara won the Copper Canyon Ultra in Urique this afternoon. He ran 6:39 and was followed in secind by Silvin0 Cubezare in 6:49. Miguel was frustrated last year when he ran second and seemed determined to come back with a win when I saw him a few weeks ago. Third […]

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Copper Canyon Ultramarathon

Urique Ultra The little town of Urique in Chihuahua sits right in the bottom of one of the canyons known collectely as Copper Canyon. Today this little town is hopping with preparations for the big race this Sunday, March 2. Their will be a kids 5K, dancing, eating and drinking and then at sunrise on […]

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Daft Punk and Mexico

Daft Punk at the Grammys Last night Daft Punk “cleaned up”, never spoke a word, and indeed made France proud. Get Lucky–what a song! For me the highlight was the ensemble of Pharrel Williams, Stevie Wonder, and others cranking out that awesome Mexican Monkey rhythm. It took me back to the streets of Oaxaca, Tuxtla […]

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Chihuahua or Chiapas

                          Copper Canyon or San Cristobal? This is certainly one of my favorite places on earth–largely because I like big, spacious, wild yet simple places. Chihuahu is a bit like my roots in Kansas I guess. Whatever I like the place. The last […]

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Copper Canyon Trails

I love what these guys are doing- Mike and Cathy of Copper Canyon Trails. They do these incredible off the grid trips by foot into the hinterlands of Copper Canyon….and I highly recommend them. This quote just popped up on the internet from them: The best way to meet locals is to go slow, and […]

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Lonely Planet Mexico

I travel all over Mexico and people probably think that with my experience,  I would be self led. Now granted I do thrive on just striking out across some unknown place south of the border, and I love to just stick my nose into a market or café. And I would rather GO to a […]

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Copper Canyon Map

Current Copper Canyon Trip I have a group going into the canyons in a few days- a full trip up and down the Copper Canyon train in Mexico. They were curious about details of the route so I sent them a map. I highlighted how we come in through El Paso (they are actually flying […]

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Mata Ortiz Pottery

We often stop at Casas Grandes on the way in and or out of Copper Canyon. We do this because it saves out guests money and adds a huge experience for everyone- even people (like me) who are not crazy about pottery. It has been termed the “Miracle of Mata Ortiz” and indeed it is. […]

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Coming…Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas

Authentic Mexico Travel We are launching a new website soon and will be offering new experiences for travelers in other fascinating Mexico destinations. The plan is to use the same flex itinerary cultural approach for small groups in these areas and to offer the very best in unique options. I have been traveling this area […]

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Scenes from Tuxtla

We are rambling around eastern Veracruz state in Mexico getting ready to offer trips here..and here are some pics:

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