In a Canyon, a Different Mexico By Beth Greenfield
The view from a cozy car on the Copper Canyon Railroad in Mexico is dazzling: mossy, emerald hills and slate-blue lakes slowly give way to red canyon walls that rise below and above the train tracks to dizzying depths and heights. [Read the article]
The Most Dramatic Train Ride By Scott & Kathleen Seegers
Past towering peaks and over dizzying gorges, you roll across the backbone of the continent - surrounded by the treasures of Mexico's Sierra Madre. [Read the article]
The Glories of Copper Canyon Mystery and Majesty in the Mountains of Mexico
By Irene Middleman Thomas
The raven-haired little beauty barely whispered the price of the doll I was considering. She shyly looked down, but her smile was worthy of Da Vinci. I asked her age, but she just... [Read the article]
Treasure of Sierra Madre Only the drums told us we were not alone
By Karen Schwartzman & Bob Melia
Our small party had been hiking for hours through Mexico's Barranca del Cobre — the Copper Canyon — without seeing a trace of any other human being. Now, in the heart of a canyon even deeper than the Grand Canyon, we heard the echoes of Tarahumara drums. [Read the article]
Discovery in Copper Canyon By Gary Ziegler
Mexico's Barranca del Cobre — Copper Canyon — is indeed North America's most massive. It lies in the Sierra Madre southwest of Chihuahua. One great way to experience this awesome cut is by train, leaving Los Mochis early in the morning. You will pass through 73 tunnels and over 28 major bridges, attain an altitude of 2300 meters, and marvel at a feat of engineering that took more than a century between start and finish. [Read the article]
History of the Railroad
The Chihuahua al Pacífico —«Chepe»— railroad is the only railroad that has been international in its vision since its inception. This engineering marvel took almost 90 years and 90 million dollars to complete. [Read the article]
The dignified and reclusive Tarahumara Indians
The dignified and reclusive Tarahumara Indians are a tribe who have chosen to live apart from modern western culture. They live primitively, subsisting on corn, beans, and their livestock. In the winter they live in caves, moving into small log cabins in the summer. They are excellent weavers and produce fine wool blankets to provide warmth during the harsh winters of the canyon. [Read the article]
Copper Canyon Rail Journeys
Call or E-mail Trips To Best Copper Canyon
U.S. Toll Free: 1-800-717-0108
RailsNW will tell you everything you need to know about accommodations and will offer to make all of your travel arrangements, including train and hotel reservations.
Bring along clothing appropriate for both Fall and Summer. This means you'll want everything from a jacket for cool evenings to shorts for hot days — including a bathing suit for the hot springs.
As for gear, make sure you bring hiking boots, a daypack, water bottles, a sun hat, plenty of suntan lotion, and more camera film/memory than you think you could ever use in upto eight days!
Information & Reservations
1-800-717-0108 or 503-292-5055
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Come join us on one of our unforgettable trips to the Copper Canyon region of Northern Mexico. Trips can be customized to fit any budget or schedule. With key dates in already booking up, we recommend making your 2012 reservations soon by calling us at 1-800-717-0108.