THE COPPER CANYON
The Copper Canyon is located in the deepest reaches of the Western Sierra Madre and is in reality a series of 20 canyons that are four times the size of those of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The land of the Tarahumara (Raramuri) Indians, the Sierra Madre is rich in history and legends haunted by the undying shadows of revolutionaries such as Pancho Villa or martyred Jesuits.
To travel in the Copper Canyon is to encounter open virgin spaces and to enter into the heart of the great outdoors, high plateaus covered in pine and oak trees and deep canyons prickled with cacti; it is to hike along unmarked paths and, while walking, to come across Tarahumara Indians in whose traditional territory you walk…
The best way to get around and to be in contact with such a wonder of nature is undoubtedly by travelling on board the “Chihuahua al pacific” (Chepe) train that snakes through the landscape from the Pacific Ocean to the great heights of this scenic splendor. Built over 90 years, this world-renowned railroad is marvel of engineering. The trip has been called “the most dramatic train ride in the western hemisphere”. One can also hike in this rocky region, a playground for all hikers. To walk through the canyons with a walking stick in hand is the best way to make all sorts of discoveries. We offer you the opportunity to spend time in Tarahumara families in order to understand their culture and way of life.