Mexico Copper Canyon
The seemingly endless Copper Canyon cuts a swathe through the barren desert, offering views of some of the continent's most spectacular mountain scenery.
In north-western Mexico the seemingly fathomless Copper Canyon cuts a swathe through the barren desert crust, offering views of some of the continent's most spectacular mountain scenery. There are a score of ravines and gorges, and, according to altitude (up to 2,400m), an infinite variety of landscape and vegetation from snow-dusted peaks smothered in conifers to sub-tropical citrus groves. This remote wilderness is occupied by the indigenous Tarahumara people who practice subsistence agriculture.
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Things to do
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Copper Canyon zipline and cable car
Elephant Rock and Jesuit mission
Ride the Chepe express
Ride the Copper Canyon railway
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The weather in Copper Canyon is wide and varied
The seemingly endless Copper Canyon cuts a swathe through the barren desert, offering views of some of the continent's most spectacular mountain scenery. Evenings here can get very chilly, particularly between January - February, and deep snow is common at high altitudes between November and March. Temperatures vary greatly in the desert: June is the hottest month which spikes at 40°C, while December can drop below zero.View our Copper Canyon weather guide
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