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Chepe Train Map

Chepe Train Map

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Chepe map of Copper Canyon
Visit one of the world’s last pristine wildernesses on an incredible train adventure through Mexico’s Copper Canyon on the Chepe train. Ths map will give you an idea of destinations and points of interest.
 The train runs daily from Chihuahua and Los Mochis through Copper Canyon. It climbs altitudes of 200 meters to 2,400 meters, over a mile high. It passes through 86 tunnels, 37 tunnels, and turns in a 180-degree turn, an engineering feet.

Arrive at the train station early. Though the train runs on “train time”, you will want to ensure your ride and seat. Train tickets are sold by dates and destinations, so missing a ride costs a fine.

Print your tickets prior to the adventure.

There is a restaurant car, and occasionally a bar car.

Limit baggage to two bags, 55lbs. or 25 KG.
Passenger cars are similar to Amtrack in the US.
Copper Canyon is busy during the holidays. Especially, during New Years and Semana Santa.
Reserve your dates early before travel.
Capacity can fill up quickly with local events or holidays. It is a good idea to plan in advance.
It is an unforgettable train journey. what will your adventure be?
Chepe destinations
  • Los Mochis: Initially, a sugar cane town in northern Sinaloa. The Chepe train leaves at 6:00 am. Topolobambo port has a ferry service to La Paz, BCS, near the beach. Los Mochis also has an airport for domestic flights. The town is a small city with a business center based downtown. Duck and Dove hunting are popular outdoor activities here.
  • El Fuerte: Charming gateway to the Copper Canyon, a “Pueblo Magico” town. Historically, it is known for silver deposits. The Rio Fuerte flows nearby the town center, and abundant in bird and animal life. There is a Mayo Village and a series od damns outside of town.
  • Bahuchivo Station: Welcome to the wilderness! Among Ponderosa Pines at an altitude of 1800 meters, or 1.1 mile high. Take a dirt road, about 30-45 minutes away to the hotel. It’s a bumpy road. There are hotels in historical Cerocahui, and  near the Gallego Mountain, overlooking Urique Canyon. Urique is the deepest gorge in the canyons. Waterfalls and horseback riding are popular outdoor activities. Visit the Mission de San Fransisco, Tarahumaran girls school and wine tour.
  • Posada Barrancas: “the eye of the canyon”, is the highest elevation of the Copper Canyon 1.49 miles high, or 2400 meters. The hotels have rim top views, or valley view rooms. Copper Canyon Adventure Park is about five minutes away by shuttle. The views od the canyons are incredible and humbling. For the adventurer, there are a ton of activities.
  • Creel: A “Pueblo Magico” town of the Sierra Tarahumara . Subsiquently, a hub for the Tarahumara community, and close town center to the Chepe train station. Points of interest include; Lake Arareko, Cusarare Falls, Basaseachi Falls, Valley of Mushrooms, Monks and Frogs, La Bufa and the road to Batopilas.
  • Chihuahua: A busy capital city of Chihuahua. Points of interest include; Quinta Gameros House, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Chihuahua, museums, and Nombre de Dios caverns,

 

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Posada Barrancas

Posada Barrancas

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At Posada Barrancas, on the edge of Divisadero, lies the continental divide. It is known as the eye of the canyon. One can see 100-mile vistas of many canyons, including Urique Canyon, Del Cobre, Oteros, Sinfrosa, and Taraecua Canyons. Five out of six canyons is not too bad! This is the highest elevation in the Copper Canyon train route.
The train stops at Divisadero for about 15 minutes. At the Divisadero station, artisans set up shop and traditional food is sold. It is a humbling experience to see the canyons converge in the vista.
While traveling, keep small bills ready for those handcrafted souveniers.  The Copper Canyon Adventure Park is here too. Imagine the world’s longest zip lines, gondola rides across the canyons, and other outdoor activities. If you just want to relax at the adventure park, have a drink or bite to eat at the restaurant with partial glass flooring. It is pretty exciting to see how high you are!
Hike around the canyons and to cliff dwellings, nestled below the cliff top hotel. Posada Barrancas and Divisadero are locations where you can relax and meditate or bring out the adventurous side of yourself.
Here is a photo of another great view.
This is a photo from the zip line.
In Posada Barrancas, the hotels are set upon the canyon cliffs. From your room, you will experience magical light changing from across the landscape of the canyons below. Sometimes they are shadows of clouds, lifting fog, rainbows, or an incredible sunrise. The view is something hard comprehend, even with pictures. The Hotel Mansion and Hotel Mirador are located at this amazing destination. You may not want to leave! Hotel Mansion Tarahumara has choices of valley view rooms and 70 cliff view rooms. We love their hospitality and service. Hotel Mirador is next door, about twice the cost.
Hotel Mansion Tarahumara has choices of valley view rooms and 70 cliff view rooms. We love their hospitality and service. Hotel Mirador is next door, about twice the cost.

Aboard El Chepe Train YouTube video

National Geographic calls El Chepe the most dramatic ride in the Northern Hemisphere. Aboard el Chepe train climbs at a seven-degree grade, a mile high from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas. You will see rivers, waterfalls, and mile high views from El Fuerte to Posada Barrancas.

Aboard el Chepe, the train passes daily from both Los Mochis and Chihuahua. It spans the vast wilderness of Copper Canyon in both Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Be to the train early, though the train may be late. You’re in Mexico, embrace the spirit of “manana”. The trian stops from Los Mochis to El Fuerte. Then the next stop is Bahuchivo Station. At the top of the canyons, stay the night at Posada Barrancas and Divisadero. Climbing into the Sierra Tarahumara Mountians, you will get the other gateway to the Copper Canyon, Creel. The ultimate stop, after passing the Sonoran Desert is the capital city of Chihuahua. Along the route, pass 39 bridges and 86 tunnels.

Be to the train early, though the train may be late. You’re in Mexico, embrace the spirit of “manana”. The train stops from Los Mochis to El Fuerte. Then the next stop is Bahuchivo Station. At the top of the canyons, stay the night at Posada Barrancas and Divisadero. El Chepe climbs through the Sierra Tarahumara Mountains, you will get the other gateway to the Copper Canyon, Creel. Finally, after passing the Sonoran Desert is the capital city of Chihuahua.

The Copper Canyon is home to five indigenous groups including the largest, Tarahumaran and Yaqui. Due to the remote and vastness of the canyons and hidden canyons. These people were able to avoid contact with the Spanish and other foreigners until nearly WWII. The Tarahumarans are very shy, and you will sell handmade wares at train stops. They have a unique belief system of many souls and are interconnected with the land and stars. They work in a co-operative community, though they tend to be to themselves and migrate with the seasons.  Chia is a super food that the Tarahumarans have used for years in their diet. Their diet is thought to attribute to their strength and endurance. Scientists and runners have marveled at their ability to run barefoot with speed and agility across the canyons. Ultra marathons are becoming popular in Urique,over the last ten years.

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Canyon Travel social media pages

Canyon Travel social media pages

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Did you know that Canyon Travel has Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and a YouTube channel?

Check out our social media pages and blog. Get an idea what to expect for your adventure to Copper Canyon.

This blog will include:

  • the importance of trip insurance
  • maps
  • photos and videos
  • average temperatures throughout the year
  • ideas for what to pack
  • what to expect
  • a closer look at the diversity within the Copper Canyon
  • town history and current events
  • we post updates of events and news in Copper Canyon
  • flora and fauna within the two distinct biomes
  • birdwatching checklists
  • outdoor activities
  • train information and history
  • client reviews
  • health benefits of spending time in nature
  • A resource page of information and history about Copper Canyon

We find that people who enjoy the great outdoors, love Copper Canyon. This is one of the world’s last preserved wildernesses. Also, the only rail line in Mexico. The train is incredible throughout the year. Though the summer months get humid, spring and fall are ideal times to travel. From Dec through February it can snow near Creel and Posada Barrancas.

You will fall in love with bird watching and great photographic moments. Each destination along the train route is unique from the rest. Our hotels range from luxury to rusticana. The differences being price, quality of hotel and interaction. For example, you will work with a concierge, or a family run operation.

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Copper Canyon: one of the best classic train adventures of the world

Copper Canyon: one of the best classic train adventures of the world

Are you ready for an adventure? Do you need a few days to disconnect? Are you a bird watcher? Do you love the great outdoors? Are you a train enthusiast? if your thinking, yes, then consider Copper Canyon for your next getaway.

Not only is this one of the last pristine wildernesses in the world, it is also priced fair for travelers of all ages and budgets. Our prices include ground transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, first-class railway tickets, selected activities, and bilingual guides, where available.

Compared to vacations in other parts of the world like Africa and Europe, Copper Canyon adventures are a deal. Mexico is also becoming a safe and top rated choice for international travel. We create custom itineraries to suit your activity level, destinations, hotel choice, travel dates, and budget. Prices start at $1,500 USD per person, with group discounts and promos available.

Lonely Planet magazine recently published an article about some of the most amazing classic train journeys of the world, and we are happy – and at the same time not surprised at all – that Copper Canyon travel experience tops the list. el-chepe-train-copper-canyon
Copper Canyon Railway, Mexico

The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico (Copper Canyon Railway) features 36 bridges and 87 tunnels along its 655 km length. Connecting the mountainous arid interior of northern Mexico with the Pacific coast, the railway line (known as El Chepe) passes through landscapes that include sheer canyon walls, waterfalls and high desert plains. Two trains operate on this route between Los Mochis and Chihuahua: the primera express (first class) has a restaurant, bar and reclining seats and makes fewer stops than the clase economica (economy class). Canyon Travel can set you up for a grand adventure.

Get inspired at www.canyontravel.com. For more information on the Copper Canyon travel experience and adventure please contact us at: from the US: 1-(405)-216-3142; Mexico: (52)-624-144-7072; Mexico Cell Phone (52) [1] 624-178-0413.