This little town is one of the ignored gems of the typical Copper Canyon train trip. I try to stop here as often as possible- especially in warmer months when the trip down to El Fuerte is just hot and long.
Anyway, there is not much going on here in Temoris. The Temoris station is where the Copper Canyon train does a 180 in the tunnel then stops in a “Yosmite-esque” valley. 3000 ft up and just a 20 minute drive is the little town of Temoris- and the cool thing about it is that there is nothing going on- and no tourists!
So Temoris sits way up above the train and is quiet, truly local, and a great place to relax- bur again, there is not much going on here, so expect to enjoy the food and get a good sleep. One nice treat is to visit the overlook outside of town. Here you can gaze down on the part of the CHEPE line that was most difficult to construct. An amazing view. Also you can hike down to the station from nearby the overlook- not an easy hike but a nice way to see the canyon. At one point you cross above the Copper Canyon train line near a tunnel entrance.
Hotels in Temoris
There are a number of good little hotels- none are fancy. Two I like and use are:
Hotel Sol de Temoris- run by Koky at the new little tienda off the square- the “Super Remorachic”. Best way to find it is to ask for Koke or Rosaria. Contact info: Koke cell 635.108.3079, Uriel (son) cell- 635.105.9590, store land line- 635.457.4033, home land line- 635.457,4032, emailKNPU18@hotmail.com. They have 10 rooms and rates are reasonable.
Hotel Nuevo- Juan runs this place, he has a cell phone store below it and he is a maestro at the school. Good guy. Newer small rooms with IKEA like fittings- mas o menos! Juan cell- (635) 589-4160 and store landline 635) 457-4214, email email@example.com. Place is away from the plaza a few blocks and about the same price as the other one.
Food in Temoris
Good restaurant is PH- seafood and local stuff. Make sure to ask for a shot of the local hooch from the barrel on the counter- lechuguilla- wonderful as an after dinner refresher….bootleg.
Gabbys along the main drive is a good staple for any meal and on a cold morning she has a good fire going. This place is a hangout for gringo miners.
Also there is a birria place to the northeast of the square–it’s name escapes me but it is the name of the woman who runs it. Her soup is spicy and good!