The six interconnected canyons that create Los Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon) should be on everyone’s bucket list. Together they are four times larger than the Grand Canyon and twice as deep. “The remoteness of the canyons is overwhelming, you often feel lost they are so huge,” says Zach Rabinor of Journey Mexico. The Tarahumara Indians have been living and running around the canyons since before Europeans arrived and are famous for their endurance running feats. Cascada de Basaseachic National Park is home to the 1640 ft. Piedra Bolada waterfall. The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad (Che Pe Railroad) runs daily through the region offering breathtaking views and an interesting ride. The 3 Amigos Tour Company rents mountain bikes, ATV’s, and scooters and offers numerous tours highlighting the best the canyons offer—whitewater rafting, canyoneering, hiking, and horseback riding. Make Creel your base camp while you adventure and crash at the Quinta Mission Eco Hotel .
Getting There: Fly into Chihuahua and then either catch the Che Pe Railroad to Creel (5 hour ride) or a first class bus.
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