Copper Canyon Railway Adventures on El Chepe Train
Experience the extraordinary el Chepe Train ride through the beautiful landscapes of the Sierra Tarahumara into the Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre), Mexico.
The impressive journey starts at sea level, travelling 408 miles of railroad tracks through jagged terrain as it climbs to 7,500 feet, and passes through 86 tunnels and 38 bridges.
The Copper Canyon is four times bigger than the Grand Canyon in Arizona. El Chepe train travels through this magnificent landscape full of canyons, wildlife, trees, ponds and rivers.
Sit back and enjoy the views:
Where is the Copper Canyon?
El Chepe Train Ride
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Plan your visit: chepe.com.mx
El Chepe train has two classes — first class, meant for tourists, and economy class, which is about half the fare but makes about 50 local stops.
The train has two to three passenger cars with 64 seats, plus a dining car and sometimes a bar car.
Sit on the right side for the best views.
When to go: Temperatures are most comfortable from October to March
Copper Canyon Adventure Park, Divisadero
The train stops for 20 minutes in Divisadero, giving you time to go to the canyon edge for spectacular views and photos. There are many stalls selling native crafts and food. Don’t miss the blue corn tortilla quesadillas — choose from 1 of 5 fillings — they’re unique and delicious.
You’ll want more than 20 minutes in Divisadero though. It’s a great base to explore the canyon.
You can spend several hours at the Copper Canyon Adventure Park where one can ride the gondola, hike, rappel, zip line through 7 stations, and ride the ZipRider.
The ZipRider at Copper Canyon Adventure Park is an exhilarating ride on longest zip line in the world. The launch platform is right at the edge of the canyon.
Excitement and adventure riding the longest zip line in the world at Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre, Copper Canyon, Chihuahua, Mexico. ZipRider is 2,545 meters (8,350 feet) long with vertical drop of 450 meters (1,476 feet) = 17% grade! … and max speeds of 135 km/hr (84 mph)!
For 2 minutes and 20 seconds, we flew over three different canyons: Del Cobre Canyon, Tararecua Canyon and Urique Canyon.
We were able to see the Tarahumaran community spread out below us.
The Copper Canyon is home to the Tarahumara Indians. While visiting the canyons, you can explore the Tarahumara culture.
Add this trip to your bucket list for an unforgettable adventure full of scenery and culture on board the Chepe train in the Copper Canyon.