Take a train through Copper Canyon
It’s true, Mexico has a canyon even more impressive than ours. Barrancas del Cobre, or Copper Canyon, is a massive canyon system in the northern state of Chihuahua. This natural phenomenon spans more than 25,000 square miles and is actually comprised of six smaller canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains.
You can explore Copper Canyon by foot, by bike, or by horseback -- or ride the Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico railway (aka El Chepe). It links Chihuahua to the city of Los Mochis in Sinaloa, running 418 miles across the canyon, through 86 tunnels and over 37 bridges. Each one-way trip takes about 16 hours, but there are stops along the way so you can explore the canyon and its surrounding villages.