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The town of Ures was established in 1644 by Francisco Paris, a Jesuit missionary. The name comes from the Opata language and means "savage or mountain cat".

Ures served as the state capital twice, from 1838 to 1842 and again from 1847-1879. The Plaza Zaragoza  and San Miguel Arcangel Cathedral which dates from the 17th century are worth visiting and exemplify the rich displays of the past.  The community also hosts three restored haciendas which still entertain guests.

The principal economic activity in the area is agriculture including large cattle and horse ranches.  Other activities include manufacturing, tourism and small commercial business.

Local Guides in Ures:

Carmen Julia Lopez, Ph: 623-232-0079
Jose Hugo Haro, Ph: 623-232-0415

Lodging in Ures:

Hacienda El Labrador, Ph: 623-232-0378
Hacienda Quinta Napoles
Hacienda San Rafael, Ph: 623-232-4240

Restaurants in Ures:

La Diligenica
Fonda dona marcela
Fonda dona Lolita
Mariscos La Palapa
Fonda Los Jarritos


Pemex Station: Yes

Health Care:

Emergency: 066
Clinica ISSSTESON, Ph: 623-232-0448
Clinica Semeson, Ph: 623-232-0110

Municipal President (Mayor):  Antonio Frame Coins

Population: 10,000 


Quarter Horses, Paints and Big Game

Welcome to Rancho la Chimenea, Ures, Sonora, Mexico

Website: www.rancholachimenea.com
Location: Km 43, between Ures & Hermosillo
Postal Address: 1840 E, River Rd, Ste 207
Tucson, AZ 85718
Ph: 520-940-3053 (US/Canada)
622-256-8582 (Mexico)

Visit a working horse ranch on the Rio Sonora, with guided horseback or walking/hiking tours for photography, sightseeing, and bird/big game watching,
 as well as horses and cattle for sale.  Rancho la Chimenea raises and sells registered Quarter Horses and Paints and the 450 acre ranch is home to wildlife including Coues deer, coyote, cougar, and many varieties of smaller critters and birds. Rustic guest accommodations are available but reservations are a must.  Visit our web site for more information and pictures and to schedule a visit.
Your hosts: The Noriega & Platt Families

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