M7W – Copper Canyon

I still have my Mexican 7 Wonders poll running. But only 6 votes?! Come on dudes. And dudettes. Well to try and boost the poll I’ll post about each of the 16 candidates over the next 16 days. Yep, that means one a day. I’ll close the poll 5 days later. Click here to see poll.

The Copper Canyon

I went to the Copper Canyon for a week in the summer of 2003. It really is spectacular. Really, really spectacular. You have to take the train from Los Mochis (a sweaty hell hole of a place if ever there was) up to wherever you decide to get off. I went to Creel, in search of decent but cheap hostels.

The views on the way are absolutely breathtaking, and even though it’s a 13 hour plus journey the train is huge – plenty of walking around room. And of course, this is Mexico, so you can smoke!

From Wiki

The Copper Canyon (Spanish: Barranca del Cobre) is a canyon system in the Sierra Tarahumara in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. This canyon system is larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon in the neighboring United States, although the Grand Canyon is larger overall than any of the individual canyons of the Copper Canyon system.


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