When it comes to natural attractions, Mexico is a haven. Natural wonders abound in this country, and one of them is the Barranca del Cobre, or Copper Canyon in English. The Copper Canyon, located in the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, is a group of six canyons joined together in the Sierra Tarahumara range. Visitors would be surprised to find out that this system of canyons is actually bigger (actually, at least four times larger) than what is considered to be the world’s most breathtaking collection of canyons – the Grand Canyon in the United States. The Copper Canyon was formed in Sierra Tarahumara’s western portion by six rivers which drain in that area. The six rivers merge into the Rio Fuerte and empty into the Cortez Sea. This system of canyons got its name from its walls, which were a copper/green color.
There are two types of weather in the canyon – the mountainous regions have an alpine climate that has moderate temperatures from October until November and March until April. Be amazed by the lush species of pine and the colors of wildflowers the blossom here. Meanwhile, the canyon’s bottom regions have subtropical weather, which means it is rainy there the whole year except from April through June, when it is very warm. You can see huge fig and palm plantations in this area.
There are so many things to do in Copper Canyon. Aside from having your breath taken away by the panoramic view of the canyon, you can also make an event out of getting to the canyons. You may hike, dirt bike, drive, and even go horseback riding when exploring the canyon. Of course, if you’re most of the luxurious type who just wants to take kin the beauty of the view, you can take the train. Along the rail path, you can see a lot of Tarahumara Indians selling indigenous wares and foodstuff.