Copper Canyon

One of the world’s great train journeys.

In the mountainous north lies the Sierra Madre range and the huge Copper Canyon gorge which is around four times larger than the Grand Canyon.

Its rugged landscapes make it a wonderful place to hike with varying degrees of difficulty. Alternatively hop on a mountain bike or let a horse do the hard work then you could just relax entirely and jump into a boat for a trip down the Rio el Fuerte.

The region is home to the second-largest Indian tribe in North America, the Tarahumara Indians. Throughout the journey in the region you can get to know these fascinating people along the trekking routes and at the markets.

However the highlight of the region is the spectacular railway that crosses the canyon over 39 bridges and though 85 tunnels from Chihuahua to the Pacific. Usually taken over a couple of days, the journey will stop en route to allow more discovery of the wild region and the towns dotted along the way.

To get the best views we suggest getting a seat on the left side on the way to Los Mochis and the right side on the way back.

Book well in advance

When to go: November to June

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"Such a great trip. Thank you so much"

J. Bennett

"Riding the copper canyon was absolutely amazing"

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