There are those who enjoy comfortable experiences and seek alternatives to spend a pleasant time without leaving home. For those, the modern technology industry offers hundreds of options.
Home entertainment ranges from Netflix to 3D reality, from virtual football matches to MrBet. So many opportunities to try and enjoy!
For those who enjoy the outdoors and want to explore all the natural beauty that Mexico has to offer, there is an option that will allow you to see one of the most beautiful landscapes that northern Mexico has: The Copper Canyon.
What is this place?
Las Barrancas del Cobre or the Copper Canyon, as it is also known, is located in the Sierra Tarahumara of Chihuahua. It gets its name from the abundance of the metal in certain parts of the region, which is four times the size of the Grand Canyon in the US and nearly twice as deep.
Legends say that the area has its beauty since the creation of the world, when the stones did not yet set and were malleable. When solidified, the rock was frozen in the middle of the movement and hence the terrain is so rugged.
The area is as diverse as its climate, ranging from warm, subtropical, hot and humid in the summer to dry, cold and cool. In winter and temperatures that oscillate between -22°C and 44°C.
Know the place you will want to return to often after a single visit
Here is the Urique ravine, the deepest in Mexico, with 1,879 meters of free fall; the Barranca Candameña, where the two highest waterfalls in Mexico, Piedra Volada and Basaseachi, are found; and El Gigante rock, a colossal rock of 885 meters.
For those who like to learn more about the vast culture of the area, the Archaeological Zone of Huapoca is a mandatory stop. This site houses the archaeological remains of the Paquimé culture. Likewise, the Magical Town of Batopilas, where some of the most traditional Rarámuri communities live. It is an attraction for those seeking to connect with the history and living traditions of the area.
A few of the more than a thousand ways to fall in love with the place
Apart from exploring the communities and archaeological sites, the environment is ideal for hiking and camping, horseback riding. There are walks organized by agencies that can last from 3 to 6 hours, in which you can reach the very bottom of the Barranca, giving ample space and time to observe the abundant fauna of the area.
The rugged slopes that make it up are ideal for rock climbing, rafting and ATV or mountain bike rides. For those who enjoy strong emotions, there is the Zip Rider: the longest zip line in the world, with 2,650 meters in length. There is the possibility of practicing mountaineering, exploring the slopes, cliffs and ravines supported by a steel cable, which makes this activity fun, exciting and very safe, but full of adrenaline.
The Chihuahua al Pacífico train route passes through the canyon. The “Chepe”, as it is known locally, passes along cliffs, crosses short and long tunnels, and makes use of spectacular bridges that free rivers with powerful flows during a four-hour trip. Certain sections of the Chepe go deeper into the mountain in order to traverse the rugged landscape more easily, giving visitors to this natural tourist attraction a halo of expectation at the ever-changing majestic views of this ingenious mode of transportation.
Getting to such a fantastic place is as easy as getting into a car!
It can be reached by road from the capital of Chihuahua in approximately five hours. Although there is also the possibility of flying over the area by helicopter, an experience that offers a spectacular aerial view.
Another option to enjoy the aerial view is by using the cable car located in Divisadero, with both offering access to the unforgettable view of this beautiful natural area.
Mexico is a country full of amazing attractions, interesting adventures and wonderful experiences waiting for you. In the north of the country, there is one that undoubtedly offers a lot for those who seek to learn and experience unique things in life.
Whether its beautiful views, its impressive ravines or the many activities that can be done outdoors, Copper Canyon has something for everyonewhich is why it is an obligatory stop for those who want to explore the attractions that Mexico offers in the open air.