Basaseachi National Park
Flora and fauna
Highway 16 from Hermosillo is a nice, modern highway but it is slow going through the mountains. Count on at least 7 hours from Hermosillo. There are accommodations and gasoline at a few towns on the way, most notably Yecora. In the worst mountainous stretches you will average about 50 km/h so take that into account if you don't want to drive in the dark (not recommended).
From the falls to Creel it is a little over two hours via San Juanito.
An entrance fee of M$56 per adult (December 2014) is charged.
In stark contrast to the copper canyon area, Basasachi actually has well marked trails that are easily followed without the need for a guide. It is one of the chief benefits of the national park status.
There are two entrances to the national park, one is at the end of the main road that extends from Basaseachi town about 4km to a parking lot at the northern entrance. There are a few restaurants there. From there there is an easy, paved trail to the head of the waterfall (900m one way) and a rougher one beyond that descends steeply to viewing point (1500m).
The easterly entrance is about 5km down Hwy 23 towards San Juanito. There is a gate then another 5km to the parking lot (lock your car, watch your valuables, things can disappear quickly). This is a drive up viewpoint and there is a system of trails that lead from there.
There are several motels in the town of Basaseachi, as well as Cabanas on the road from town to the waterfall parking lot.
The campground within the park is said to be one of the nicest in Mexico