We can travel together from Denver (I live in nearby Boulder) or we can meet in Creel, Chihuahua, an hour by bus from the trailhead. Two practical ways from Denver:
1. Bus: About 24 hours and $110 each way. Several Mexican bus lines (all better, faster and cheaper than Greyhound) leave Denver at 7 PM. I prefer Autobuses Los Paisanos, which is at 2201 Welton St., phone: (303) 291-1366. This a “low-carbon” trip!
2. Your vehicle: About 18 hours and 1100 miles each way. U.S. insurance isn’t valid in Mexico, so you must buy it, available online, for about $75 for 2 weeks. At the border, you must give them a credit card number or a large deposit. They expect you to bring the same vehicle back or they’ll tax you 100% of its value.
With no direct flights from Denver to Chihuahua City, commercial flights just aren’t practical from Colorado. A NEW airport opens in Creel in the Spring of 2016, which should make flying in much easier.
Remember, you now MUST bring a passport to enter Mexico and return to the US, both by land and air.