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The Copper Canyon (Spanish: Barranca del Cobre) is a group of canyons consisting of 6 distinct canyons in the Sierra Tarahumara in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. The overall canyon system is larger and portions are deeper than the Grand Canyon in the neighboring United States.[1] The canyons were formed by six rivers which drain the western side of the Sierra Tarahumara (a.k.a. Sierra Madre Occidental). All six rivers merge into the Rio Fuerte and empty into the Sea of Cortez. The walls of the canyon are a copper/green color which is where the name originates. It is at the very least, seven times larger than the Grand Canyon in Arizona with which it is often compared.



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There are many other ways to explore Copper Canyon such as hiking, biking, driving or horsebacking. The most popular way is by train, the Chihuahua Al Pacifico Railroad, runs along the main canyon called Canyon Urique, between Chihuahua and Los Mochis, on the Gulf of California. The Chihuahua al Pacifico railroad began in the late 19th century. The revolution, lack of funding, and the overall difficulty of building a railroad over such terrain hindered its completion until 1961. The railroad is comprised of 405 miles of rails with 39 bridges and 86 tunnels. The total trip takes approximately 15 hours and passes over towns, as well as the towering cliffs of the canyons. Along the railway, you are likely to see many Tarahumara Indians laying out their food, crafts and other wares for sale.

The system is traversed by the Chihuahua al Pacífico railroad, known by the nickname “Chepe.” It is both an important transportation system for locals and a draw for tourists.

Mexico established the Parque Nacional Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon National Park) to showcase this remote area.

The canyon is the traditional home of the indigenous Raramuri (Tarahumara) people


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Love the copper canyon...y would take the "Chepe" next time I visit chihuahua!!--

Keep posting dude..so many pretty landscapes in the Copper Canyon
 

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Amazing, I'll help you out with more pics mate:








 
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