Adventure down the world’s most scenic railway
The largest canyon in North America, the Copper Canyon is nearly four times the volume of the Grand Canyon, covering an area of 16,000km². With great places to hike, mountain biking trails and floating trips down the Rio El Fuerte, Copper Canyon adventures are one of Mexico’s great travel experiences.
The Copper Canyon is also the setting for the legendary Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico, one of the world's most impressive railway journeys. The train crosses 36 bridges and passes through 87 tunnels along its 655km route from Mexico's interior to the Pacific coast. The area is also home to the Tarahumara Indians, the second largest native North American tribe. They’re world famous long-distance runners who moved into the canyons over 500 years ago to avoid conscription by the Spanish who wanted them to work in the silver mines.
El Fuerte, known for its Spanish architecture and colonial atmosphere is the ideal starting point for your adventure. Pass through Los Mochis, the gateway city on the Pacific coast and the final western stop of the Chihuahua-Pacific Railroad. You’ll also discover Creel. Founded in 1907 on the rim of the main canyon, it’s a great place to spend a night or two and hike the trails.
Our local experts and comprehensive contact network will make sure you see places many others don’t get to see. Like Batopilas a small 19th-century mining village found deep in the canyon.