Mexico's Copper Canyon
(Barranca del Cobre)
MAJESTIC, FERTILE GREEN VALLEYS,
WATERFALLS, RIVERS, IMMENSE and
NOW Accessible to all in Comfort!
The best scenic train
rides in the North American Hemisphere !
The Copper Canyon line is
over 650Km (390 miles) in length, crosses 39 bridges (the longest
bridge is over 500m long) and 86 tunnels (the longest over 1,500
meters long). The track starts at sea level in Los Mochis, and will
rise to an altitude of around 2,500 meters before descending into
Chihuahua City at around 800 meters altitude. The line crosses some
of Mexico's most rugged terrain; hugging the edge of mountains, and
crossing deep ravines on its bridges. The scenery it travels through
is truly breathtaking. The journey on the first-class express takes
around 14 hours. It is a spectacular journey, and well worth doing -
but you MUST book in advance.
Copper Canyon is one of the most scenic journeys in the
world. The train ride itself is remarkable, the scenery is amazing,
and the whole experience will become a memory for life!
Copper Canyon (Barranca del
Cobre), is a region in Northwest Mexico providing some of the most
spectacular scenery 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 Grand Canyon, although the
Copper Canyon region is at least seven times the size, and has
different topography, flora and fauna than the Grand Canyon.
The Copper Canyon is in Mexico's wilderness. The Tarahumara
people are descendants of the Aztecs and still live a simple life in
these canyons, as they have done for thousands of years. Today they
sell their crafts and food to visitors who take the Copper Canyon
Train Ride. You can see the Copper Canyon by hiking, biking,
four-wheeling or driving (although roads in some areas will require
a 4x4), however the Copper Canyon Train ride which runs from Los
Mochis to Chihuahua and back again, is the most popular, .
The Copper Canyon railway is a stunning piece of engineering
achievement. Opened after decades of construction in 1961, the
railways was designed to connect the Pacific Ocean with Mexico's
central desert territory and Chihuahua. The route is a major freight
connection between Chihuahua and the coast.
Class Express train makes 7 stops before its final destination.
You can elect to stay at any of the places the train stops at, and
spend a night or two and explore the local area; or perhaps take a
horseback ride into the canyons for a closer look.
You may just take the train ride
for the view and experience as part of your trip to Mexico, 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. Whatever way you choose to experience
Copper Canyon, the most important piece of advice is to book in
advance. This is not a place you can just go to and expect to find a
hotel room and a train ticket, especially during the busy times.
POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BOOKING YOUR COPPER CANYON
There are several ways of seeing the Copper canyon. Unless
you have been there before you will never know the best way.
The Copper canyon is a unique and remote destination. Your
choice of operator is crucial and very important.
YOU DON'T WANT TO RETURN AND FIND OUT
YOU MISSED THE BEST SIGHTS AND OVERPAID FOR YOUR TRIP.
All of our tour programs have been carefully designed OVER
MANY YEARS AND TRIPS to give you the very best for the least
without sacrificing quality. Our tours provide you with the
best accommodations and ground services available in the
canyon all booked and confirmed by the Balderrama Company
specializing in the Copper Canyon.
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