At four times the volume of the Grand Canyon in the USA, Mexico’s Copper Canyon is one of the largest canyon systems in the world. This vast network of gullies, gorges and canyons in Mexico’s north western Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains, includes over 20 named canyons and is home to thousands of Tarahumara (Raramuri) Indians and ranchers scattered amongst picturesque villages, rivers and pine forests. Just a short distance south of the U.S. border, the Copper Canyon is still surprisingly untouched by the modern world.
- Take a train ride, horse ride or bike ride to explore the awesome canyon country
- Learn about the traditional culture and life of the isolated Tarahumara villages
- Boat the El Fuerte river in search of wildlife and petroglyphs
- Visit Creel to learn about its history as a railroad and logging town
- Book excursions in the canyon such as hiking, ziplining and via ferrata
It is here that you can board the famous Chihuahua-Pacífico train, which is generally considered to be one of the world’s most scenic rail journeys. The railway is also an incredible feat of engineering and it crosses 36 bridges and passes through 87 tunnels along its 655 km route from Mexico’s interior to the Pacific coast.