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Copper Canyon

 
The Copper Canyon (Spanish: Barranca del Cobre) is a canyon system in the Sierra Tarahumara in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. The Copper Canyon area is a series of 20 canyons, formed over the years by six rivers. The Copper canyon area is sometimes compared to Arizona's Copper CanyonGrand Canyon, although the Copper Canyon region is at least seven times the size, and has different topography than the Grand Canyon. The Copper Canyon system can be explored by the Chihuahua al Pacífico railroad, known by the nickname "Chepe." It is both an important transportation system for locals and a draw for tourists. September 27th, 2005 in La Paz, Mexico, the Chepe train was awarded an international recognition–accreditation as one of the top ten most spectacular train trips in the world during the celebration of the “Tourism World Day”. Described as the most dramatic train ride in the Western Hemisphere, this 400-mile train ride traverses 37 bridges and 86 tunnels in route between Chihuahua and Los Mochis. You can take the train ride for the view, or you could spend a week in the region, using the train line as your main route through the canyons, stopping overnight to explore and discover the local areas...
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Copper Canyon Train

Copper Canyon Train

The Chihuahua al Pacifico Train known as El Chepe has been operating through the Copper Canyon since 1961, with a state of the art infrastructure created by Mexican engineering. The Copper Canyon Train offers four daily departures for passengers, two for the first class train and two more for the economic class train...
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Copper Canyon Attractions

Tarahumara Indians
The Copper Canyon area is spectacular site. There are so many things to do and see. Mexico established the Parque Nacional Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon National Park) to showcase this remote but beautiful area. Other attractions include visiting the indigenous people, the Tarahumara, renowned for their long-distance running ability...
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Copper Canyon Tours

Copper Canyon Tours

Copper Canyon Tours
The best way to see the Copper Canyon area is by taking a train tour. There are several tour companies that provide train tours as well as private tours of Copper Canyon area. Some Tours are all inclusive including airfare...
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Copper Canyon Accommodations
The Copper Canyon area of Mexico is a spectacular tourist destination. Some hotels offer breathtaking views of the canyon system and provide train information and tours. There are also several smaller hotels and quant bed and breakfast...
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