News and Articles about the Copper Canyon

 

Grand Canyon too crowded? Five alternatives to summer vacation hot spots.

 

The lovely green of summer in the Copper Canyon

 

4.  Copper Canyon, Mexico (instead of the Grand Canyon)

Hop aboard a train and travel through Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico. This beautiful natural landmark is actually deeper than the Grand Canyon, and attracts a lot fewer tourists!  This area is also generally safe and accommodating for tourists.  Buy a first class ticket to travel in comfort!

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"6 of the world's most romantic train rides"

                                    Love on the Copper Canyon train!

                                   Love on the Copper Canyon train!

If viewing some of Mother Nature's most dramatic handiwork for more than 15 hours is enough to get your motor running, than, by all means, climb aboard. The main attraction is Las Barrancas del Cobre, or Copper Canyon. It's a jaw-dropping network of canyons that’s deeper and more expansive than the Grand Canyon....

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"A People Apart:  Tarahumara"

 The Raramuri Indians (also known as the Tarahumara) in ceremonial attire 

The Raramuri Indians (also known as the Tarahumara) in ceremonial attire 

Each star in the night sky is a Tarahumara Indian whose souls—men have three and women have four, as they are the producers of new life—have all, finally, been extinguished. These are things anthropologists and resident priests tell you about the beliefs of the Tarahumara people, who call themselves the Rarámuri, and who live in and above the canyons of northern Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental, where they retreated five centuries ago from invading Spaniards...

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"The Railroad to Copper Canyon"

 The loops and waterfall at Temoris, like nothing in the train world!

The loops and waterfall at Temoris, like nothing in the train world!

 

The most spectacular scenery, hands down, is to be found in Copper Canyon/Barranco del Cobre, a maze of canyons that is so much deeper, wider and rougher than the Grand Canyon that it boggles the imagination. Sierra Challenge documents the building of the Chihuahua al Pacifico (known as El Chepe) railroad that takes tourists through that rough territory to get a view at the spectacular scenery...

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"Mexico’s Copper Canyon train trip"

 The Chihuahua Al Pacifico (CHEPE) Train

The Chihuahua Al Pacifico (CHEPE) Train

 

My trip to Las Barrancas del Cobre, as they are known in Spanish, was a great adventure. And I can confidently say that traveling here is safe – especially if you stick to the route of el Chepe, the government-run train that for 50 years has deposited tourists and commuters along a 400-mile stretch from Los Mochis in the Pacific coast state of Sinaloa to Chihuahua city, capital of Chihuahua state. The canyons themselves are all located within Chihuahua state's borders...

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"Mexico Vacation Destinations: Copper Canyon Among Top Spots To Visit This Year"

 The flag of Mexico, the "Tri"

The flag of Mexico, the "Tri"

It is a system of canyons larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon. The Chihuahua al Pacifico Railway is one of the most popular ways to discover the area, which passes through 37 bridges and 86 tunnels.

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