13. Copper Canyon, Sierra Madres, Mexico (40 miles)Learn More
The name Copper Canyon (la Barranca del Cobre in Spanish) comes from the greenish-copper hue of the canyon walls, which were formed by an ancient and massive river system in the Tarahumara Mountains. Stretching some 37,000-miles and measuring up to 5,500-feet deep, the Copper is bigger and badder than even the Grand Canyon. A three or four-day expedition, from Divisidero to Pamachi in the state of Chihuahua, takes you to one of Mexico’s most untrammeled and spectacular ecosystems. The desert heat is your biggest adversary, and the best time to go is October through April, after the summer monsoon season when cooler weather prevails.
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