There are many ways to explore Copper Canyon such as hiking, driving or horseback riding. 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.
Canyon De Chelly
Reflecting one of the longest continuously inhabited landscapes of North America, the cultural resources of Canyon De Chelly include distinctive architecture, artifacts, and rock imagery while exhibiting remarkable preservation integrity that provides outstanding opportunities for study and contemplation. Canyon De Chelly also sustains a living community of Navajo people who are connected to a landscape of great historical and spiritual significance. Canyon De Chelly is comprised entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land that remains home to the canyon community. Some historians believe that the oldest inhabitants were the Anasazi People who vanished sometime prior to the Navajo people’s arrival.
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