AAA Editor Notes
Chupaderos is about 14 km (9 mi.) n. of Durango off Mex. 45. An actual Mexican village, it has been used for filming more than any other area location. The town's original structures have been augmented over the years by Old West-style buildings fabricated for the movies, which ironically are occupied by local families. Among the Westerns filmed here was the 1970 oater “Chisum,” starring John Wayne.
A few kilometers to the south on Mex. 45 is Villa del Oeste, a village that first came into being as a constructed “Western” town. It's now a tourist attraction offering shops, restaurants and re-enactments of Old West-style shootouts and barroom brawls on weekends.