Yes, i know this probably belongs in the N. MX forum, but I posted there with no response. Anyway, I'm posting here where there are more active responders.
My wife and I will be driving back to the states from San Miguel in a month or so. Normally, we try to get to Laredo in one day, but this time we're thinking about passing through Huasteca Canyon. Our thought is to spend the night somewhere near (but not necessarily in) Saltillo, so we can see the canyon and get on to Laredo or San Antonio later the next day. We won't do any hiking or climbing, just want to sight-see. Any thoughts on lodging? What's the drive time through the canyon and Monterrey and back on to 85? Security? Any other input appreciated.