Copper Canyon’s past is one upheaval and turmoil, literally, as the six canyons called Copper Canyon were created during a volcanic disturbance about 35 million years ago. Today, tourism at Copper Canyon is one of the ways that the region shares its natural resources and culture.
Tourism is relatively new to Copper Canyon in Chihuahua, Mexico. The accommodations are not luxurious, but moderate.
The most famous form of transportation in Copper Canyon remains the Chihuahua al Pacífico railroad, which transverses 410 miles through 86 tunnels and over 37 bridges.
One of the ways that the native women make a side income for their family is by producing crafts such as hand-woven baskets and selling them to tourists.
Expect international dishes served within a homemade style. Food on the train can be expensive.
Copper Canyon is perfect for hiking, horse backing, and mountain biking, or scenic driving. The scenic waterfalls peak during March, April, October, and November.