The Copper Canyon Travel Guide
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The canyons of the Sierra Tarahumara, as this portion of the Sierra Madre Occidental is known, form part of the Pacific "Ring of Fire," a belt of seismic and volcanic activity ringing the globe. As a result of its massive geologic movement, a large quantity of the earth's buried mineral wealth was shoved toward the surface. The average height of the resulting peaks is 8,000 feet, and some rise to more than 10,000 feet.
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The train ride: The Chihuahua al Pacífico railroad allows you to cut a direct path through this dramatic landscape.... Read more
The Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacífico—"El Chepe"—passes through 86 tunnels and crosses 37 bridges on its journey through the canyon.... Read more
Hiking in the Copper Canyon is fantastic if you take the proper precautions. Mexico's Copper Canyon Country, by M. John Fayhee,... Read more
Mexico's largest state was once heavily populated by the Tarahumara, close relatives of the Pima Indians of southern Arizona. They are... Read more
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