Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon
Travel to the Copper Canyon systems in Mexico for high adventure activities such as backpacking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, rappelling and rock climbing. Sightseeing is available along a train or guided tour when passing over mountains, rivers and ravines.

Train Travel

Pass through Copper Canyon on the Chihuahua al Pacífico railroad. Operating since 1961, the Chp, or El Chepe, connects the cities of Chihuahua and Los Mochis by way of Copper Canyon.


Explore the seven individual canyons during the winter and spring months to avoid the rainy season and high river levels.

Mountain Biking

Ride at high elevations over rough terrain on a local mountain biking tour or travel to the bike-accessible Recohuata Hot Springs.


Rush along Class III and IV rapids on guided whitewater rafting tours. Visit Lake Arareko for calmer waters at 8,000 feet in elevation.

Rappelling and Rock Climbing

Ascend cliffs and zip down chasms alongside rappelling and rock climbing tour guides. Keep your balance at Peña del Gigante, where one of the tallest rock faces in Mexico stands at 2,290 feet.

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