Transportation information for Copper Canyon is provided below. Travel information includes driving directions, maps, airport information and more.
The nearest commercial airports to the Copper Canyon area are in Los Mochis to the south, and Chihuahua City to the northeast. Both cities are at least a half-day from Copper Canyon, and each airport offers services to destinations throughout Mexico and the southwestern United States.
From the big cities, most visitors to Copper Canyon arrive in the rugged area by train. Trains depart from Chihuahua, Ciudad Obregon, and Los Mochis, as well as destinations in the United States. Rates are reasonable and travel times are 5 to 8 hours. Trains arrive in Creel, the gateway town to the Copper Canyon area.
From Creel, a number of tour companies offer day trips to scenic points throughout the Copper Canyon area.
Map + Directions
Driving to Copper Canyon, though recommended only for those familiar with driving in Mexico, is perfectly possible. From U.S. border towns in Texas or Arizona, the trip is a full day's drive over mostly paved roads -- the unpaved sections are gravel or graded dirt that two-wheel drive vehicles with good clearance will have no difficulties with in dry conditions.