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Copper Canyon info, a quick look from Canyon Travel

Copper Canyon info, a quick look from Canyon Travel

Copper Canyon is a world famous destination. It is known for its awe-inspiring scenery, wildlife, renowned train route, and native culture. The Copper Canyon’s name derives from the greenish/copper color of the canyon walls was formed between 30-40 million years ago.  From the collapse of land, following a volcanic eruption, and seduction of the Farallon Plate. Six rivers carved the canyons that comprise the Copper Canyon.  It is larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon. Not to mention, a train running through it!
The terrain varies from the high altitude Madrean Conifer Forest to sub-tropical forests in the valleys. Mexico’s second largest waterfall, Basaseachic Falls, is also located here in the Candemena Canyon. Copper Canyon has something to offer for every nature lover!Getting Here- Copper Canyon info
There are many options available for planning your trip to the Copper Canyon.
Tours can begin in Cabo San Lucas, where you have the option to take a one hour flight on  www.calafiaairlines.com You may
take the ferry from Baja Sur’s capitol city, La Paz www.bajaferries.com to Los Mochis.
Transportation from Los Mochis to El Fuerte is available. El Fuerte is a prime location to start the tour.  It is a Pueblo Magico, plus you will enjoy more time in the morning before the train arrives!
Trips are also available from Chihuahua, but more scenic from the Sea of Cortez.


The Train- Copper Canyon info

El Chepe is the Chihuahua- Pacific railway of Copper Canyon. It began production in 1900, but due to terrain and expenses was not completed until 1961. The train runs among majestic landscapes of the Sierra Tarahumara area. Much of this area features the rich history and folklore of the indigenous Tarahumara culture. El Chepe climbs a seven degree grade and 2,400 meters above sea level. Copper Canyon is approximately four times as large as the Grand Canyon. It runs daily from Los Mochis to Chihuahua through 37 bridges and 86 tunnels.

 

 

Videos of Canyon Travel You Tube channel of el Chepe and Copper Canyon

Videos of Canyon Travel You Tube channel of el Chepe and Copper Canyon

Have you seen our YouTube channel? We have videos of El Chepe train and diverse landscapes of Copper Canyon. Check us out today, or submit your Copper Canyon video for us to add to the channel.

Check out our videos of the Copper Canyon.

“All aboard el Chepe” videos

El Chepe train climbs a seven-degree grade, a mile high fro Los Mochis to Chihuahua. It passes small remote pueblos along the way, each one distinct in charm and environments. El Chepe passes over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels. With the rivers, waterfalls, mountain peaks and mastered engineering, Nat Geo calls this the most dramatic train ride in the Northern Hemisphere.

“the loop near Creel, Chihuahua

Between Creel and Posada Barrancas is where the train turns 180 degrees into the mountain tunnel, an engineering feet.

 

Planning for Copper Canyon

Planning for Copper Canyon

Are you getting excited to travel to Copper Canyon?

Planning for Copper Canyon will benefit your overall experience.

Before heading out to the airport,be ready. Before traveling abroad, do a little research, keep up on current events, and let others know of your plans, (like your bank and phone provider).

Even for those seasoned travelers, sometimes you need a check list or tips for traveling abroad.

  1. get trip insurance
  2. copies of your legal documents
  3. contact your bank
  4. contact your cell phone provider
  5. immigration tourist visas and drivers permissions
  6. safe place for monies

 

Get trip Insurance. We cannot say it enough. It can come in handy for flight delays, cancellations, and emergencies. You never know, and it can save time and money. We suggest https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com Check with your home owner or credit card plans. You may already have trip insurance options.

Make copies of your legal documents. In a worst case scenario, you are going to want a copy of your passport, bank cards and identification. If you lose your articles, copies will help you in the short term.

Contact your bank and cell phone provider before traveling abroad. No one wants a surprise phone bill or restricted bank cards while traveling. Let them know you are planning to visit Copper Canyon, Mexico.

When you travel to Mexico, you will be issued a tourist visa for most parts of Mexico. If you are flying in, you will fill out the forms aboard the plane and file with customs as you arrive. If you are driving or taking a bus to Mexico, then you will need to visit the Immigration office to receive your important documents. Drivers will need to check on insurance or permissions needed before the trip.

Be smart about your money when traveling. Either keep a safe place for your money, on your person or a special place in your luggage. We suggest your documents and money be in separate places.

Planning ahead and learning about your destination is a good way to ensure a great adventure.

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrocarril_Chihuahua_al_Pac%C3%ADfico

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.