The Copper Canyon Feature

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Top Reasons to Go

The train ride: The Chihuahua al Pacífico railroad allows you to cut a direct path through this dramatic landscape.

Encountering the Tarahumara: This indigenous community's culture has changed little in the last 1,000 years.

Biking, hiking, or riding to Batopilas and Urique: The rough roads to these towns are full of switchbacks, with incredible views around each turn.

Communing with nature: The backcountry Copper Canyon Sierra Lodge is a good place to start, with its tranquil backdrop amid pine trees, lack of electricity, and vegetarian meals.

Exploring an ancient trading center: The sea of roofless walls at World Heritage Site Casas Grandes, the ruins of Paquimé, looks like an adobe maze.

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