Why Visit the Copper Canyon in Mexico?
"Barranca del Cobre is the Copper Canyon region of northwest Mexico. It hosts some of Mexico's most stunning and breathtaking natural scenery."
Copper Canyon is a collection of 20 canyons formed over the years by six streams. It is also known as the "Golden Canyon". Although the Copper Canyon area is often compared to Arizona's Grand Canyon in it is actually seven times larger and features a different topography than the Grand Canyon.
Copper Canyon is located in Mexico's wilderness. The descendants of the Aztecs, the Tarahumara people still live in these canyons and have done for hundreds of years. Visitors who ride the Copper Canyon Train Ride can also buy their products and food.
There are many ways to see the Copper Canyon. You can hike, bike, trek, four-wheel, or go on horseback. But the most popular way to see it is by taking the Copper Canyon Train Ride. It runs from Los Mochis to Chihuahua City, and back. It runs over 390 miles (650km) and crosses 39 bridges. The longest bridge measures over 500m. There are 86 tunnels, the longest measuring over 1,500m.