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Copper Canyon: Fact file

When to go

Evenings can get very cold in the canyon when temperatures drop below zero, especially in Jan-Feb. Deep snow is very common especially in the area between Creel at 2,336m and Mexico’s highest town, San Juanita (2,348m.)



Getting local currency

Mexican peso. Acquire your local currency needs before travelling to the canyon. Notes can be withdrawn ATMs in large towns using a UK credit or debit card. You may have ask your bank to authorise withdrawals before you leave the UK, and amounts may be lower than permitted in the UK. Casas de cambio exchange dollars cash; rates for Euros and sterling are low.

Time difference

GMT -7 hrs.  

Getting there

Fly from Mexico City to Los Mochis (2hrs) or Chihuahua, 1hr 45mins).

Combines with

A visit to Baja California to kayak or watch whales, or just spend some beach time;, there’s a ferry service from near Los Mochis, and flights across the Sea of Cortés.

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