Kilometers guide in Copper Canyon
This is the kilometer guide to Copper Canyon from Chihuahua to Los Mochis. Learn about the train route and it’s rich history here.
267.5 km Chihuahua City, capital of Chihuahua.
elevation 4,600 ft.
About an hour away in the mountains where the some of the first battles in the Mexican revolution were fought.
You will then pass San Andres, where Pancho Villa was born.
303.3 km Palomas
319 km General Trias, formerly known as Santa Isabel de Tarahumaras was renamed in 1932 after the General that expelled the French soldiers in Mexico.
321.5 km Santa Isabel
345.7 km Tunnel #1 (400 ft. long)
346.3 km Tunnel #2 (367 ft. long)
349.2 km San Andres
359.7 km Bridge “Viaduco Aldena (330 ft. long)
381.1 km Anahuac, initially named Charco Largo.
382 Bustillos Lake ( on the right).
400 km Mennonite Country. They settled in this area in the early 1920’s .
400.5 km Cuacuhtemoc. Named after the last Aztec Emperor, a hub for the Mennonites.
420 km first Continental Divide
426 km Pedernales
451.1 km Lopez Mateos Station ( La Junta). This is about three hours from Chihuahua.
477 km Bridge “Rio San Pedro” (295 ft. long)
485.5 km Terrero
503 km Pichachic, founded by Jesuit Missionaries
513.5 km Ataros
522.6 km Trevino. Second Continental Divide
533 km San Juanito. The coldest Mexican town with an elevation of 8,000 ft.
555.8 km Tunnel #3 (982 ft long)
561.8 km Tunnel #4 is the second longest tunnel of 4,134 ft. It also crosses the Continental Divide for the third time.
564.1 km Creel, a center for the Tarahumarans.
583 km Los Ojitos is the highest point of the railroad with an elevation of 8,071 ft.
585km El Lazo. This area is known as “the loop” where the railway makes a complete circle.
602.3 km Pitorreal
621.6 km Divisadero. The train stops here for 15 minutes in each direction.
626 km Posada Barrancas Station
636.1 km San Rafael is used at times for a train crew change.
638.5 km Tunnel #17 La Laja (1,512 ft. long)
639.1 km La Laja bridge ( 695 ft.) It makes for a good picture from the left side.
656.8- 649 km lots of tunnels pass through here.
662.5 Cuiteco, established in 1684. You will see apple orchards here.
668.7 km Bahuchivo Station is a lumber town, known for the historic town of Cerrocahui and Urique Canyon.
692.6 Tunnel 38 Jesus Christ face
695.8- 662.6 km There are many bridges and tunnels between here ranging from 220- 1,102 ft.
701.1 km Tunnel # 43 ( 384 ft.)
701.3 km La Papa bridge
701.6 Tunnel #44 (479) ft.
701.7 km tunnel #45 (662) ft.
702 km Tunnel #48
703.2 km Placa Conmeemorativa. The dedication spot of the Chihuahua al Pacifico on Nov. 24, 1961
704.7 km La Perra. Tunnel #49 (3,074 feet long) and shaped like a horse shoe.
707.6 km Temoris. 3,365 feet above sea level. From this point, you can see the development of the train line on three levels.
707.8 km Santa Barbara Bridge (714) ft. over the Rio Mina Plata
709.6 km Tunnel #50 (413 ft.)
710.4 km Tunnel # 51 (1,143 feet)
710.8 km Mina Plata Bridge (384 ft.)
711 km Tunnels 53-63
717 km Tunnels 64 and 65
719 km Banana tree waterfall
721.3 km Tunnels 66-70
722 km Julio Ornelas, where avacados, mangoes, and papayas grow
722.4 km Tunnels 71-78
728 km Tacuina. To the right, you can see a tree growing out of a rock.
736.5 km Santo Nino. Railroad camp with boxcars from WWII
739 km Tunnels 72-82
748.4 km Chinipas Bridge, the biggest bridge about 335 feet above the ground.
754.6 km Tunnels 86 this is the last and longest tunnel of 5, 980.97 feet long.
779.5 km Agua Caliente Bridge over the Rio Fuerte. This is the longest bridge of 1,637 feet long.
838.8 km El Fuerte Station, a “pueblo magico” town
882.7 km San Blas station. This station links to the line going to Nogales and Guadalajara.
920.6 km Los Mochis. In Mayo Indian language this means, place of the turtles. It was established as plantations for sugar.