A Canyon in the Copper Canyon Chain
Copper Canyon is actually not a single canyon, but rather a vast chain of more than 20 canyons running through the northern region of Mexico through the beautiful Sierra Madre Mountains. The canyons cover over 20,000 square miles and collectively are four times larger than the Grand Canyon in the United States.
The scenery is absolutely breathtaking, the railroad line through the mountains efficient, clean, affordable, and scenic ; and you will have a chance to see and learn something about the unassimilated Tarahumara Indians who live in the canyon. These Native Americans are known as the running tribe, as they have been known to be able to run for several days on end without much rest.
Although the canyon is accessible by a dirt road through the mountains, the canyon is more comfortably visited by train. For a scenic journey through the heart of Copper Canyon, board a train in Los Mochis at 7:00 a.m. central time. Hiking is one of the greatest attractions to the canyon. If you are a bit more wild, camping is permitted and often encouraged as long as you do not impact this pristine wilderness.