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Ride the Copper Canyon Train In a Rail Car open to the Sierra Madre Sky!


BULVERDE, TX— THE ticket to adventure in Mexico’s Copper Canyon is aboard the passenger train Chihuahua Pacifico Railway., as it curls and carves its way through the deepest canyon system in North America!   Those fortunate enough to be guests of Canyon Travel get the most thrilling and exclusive ride-aboard the tour operator's private rail car - the only car with an open deck!
In 1961, after the last of 408 miles of track were laid in NW Mexico’s Sierra Madre creating the train called “El Chepe” the once little explored region called “Copper Canyon,” opened to world travelers. About a decade later, regional tour operator Canyon Travel opened for business, granting further access to the glorious canyons.  Today,more than 40 years later, Canyon Travel continues to lead intrepid travelers into one of the most pristine and biologically diverse wilderness areas on earth.   Spanning 25,000 square miles, the scale of Copper Canyon is hard to fathom.  Yet, with a seat on “El Chepe,” courtesy of Canyon Travel, one starts to grasp the incredible magnitude of the place.  

Imagine the wind in your hair and sun on your face with 360 degree views of scenery reminiscent of  Bible's of "The Garden of Eden!  It’s just one of several benefits that come with traveling with the region’s longest standing and respected tour operator. The views are some of the most spectacular in the world and only Canyon Travel’s guests see them without obstruction, free from any barriers.  Canyon Travel’s daylong excursion on El Chepe covers the most scenic and thrilling part of the route.  Starting in the Sonora-Sinaloa transition tropical forest, the train climbs 8,000 feet and skirts along the canyon rim before burrowing through eleven miles of tunnels and crossing miles of bridgework, ending in the Chihuahuan Desert. One of the last prolific desert habitats on earth, it’s a journey of never-ending vistas of distinctive eco-regions, rich in exotic plants and colorful birds.    
Canyon Travel tours are priced regularly from $899, per person based on double occupancy, and range in length of five to 12-days. 
Itineraries include a daylong train excursion with the most departure dates offered in spring and fall.  Other departure dates may be arranged and groups are encouraged to help the staff to create custom trips based on their specific interests.  Whether travelers are most interested in nature and birding, native culture, archaeology or train travel, in the Copper Canyon, Canyon Travel delivers the ultimate ticket to adventure!

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