Grand vistas of pointed peaks, deep green valleys and waterfall ribbons grace Copper Canyon, one of Mexico's most spectacular natural attractions. Composed of many interconnected gorges and canyons, this region is spectacular in its scope. Find a rich culture in the indigenous Tamahumaras villages to complement the rugged landscape.
The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico, or Copper Canyon Railway, winds around the cliffs and over bridges spanning soaring heights. Small villages lay hidden along the rail line, providing amenities and accommodation for visitors.
Creel, the largest of the railway villages, is a good base for exploring the hidden caves and hot springs that are but an added bonus in this place already blessed with an intriguing history and lovely curves. The Tamahumaras, this region's indigenous peoples, still live in caves and along the cliffs spreading around the deep gorges of Copper Canyon. Comprehensive guided tours of the region generally include a stop at a Tamahumara village and a glimpse of their traditional lifestyle.
Stick to the canyon rims for easy views and perspiration-free adventure, but for those determined to penetrate the heart of Copper Canyon, an excursion into the depths of this scored region is in order. Get a guided tour of canyon highlights, visit the Tamahumara or enjoy the views from a private rail car, just don't forget your camera.
The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico links the west coast of mainland Mexico near Los Mochis with the city of Chihuahua on main north-south highway, 45D.