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Canyon Barranca del Cobre

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Canyon Barranca del Cobre is located in the Northern part of Mexico, in which territory lies the famous mountain system of 20 canyons of the Western Sierra Madre (Spanish "earth-mother"). Here mined gold and silver. 50 thousand square kilometres of mountain peaks and surface valleys. About the same surface area is Costa Rica.

Here, from observation platforms for tourists offers some spectacular views. One of the most breathtaking panoramas of the place where the canyons of the Barranca del Cobre, Urik and Tararecua pass each other. According to legend, the canyons were formed during the creation of the world, when the stones were not rigid as now, but soft and pliable.

The world famous canyon of the Barranca del Cobre was not only because of the amazing scenery, but also thanks to the local railway where you can travel in a comfortable train "Chepe". On the road from the Windows of the coupe offers amazing views of the picturesque mountain waterfalls, two of which are among the most beautiful in the world - Piedra-Volada and Basaseachi. First, a height of 453 meters, is still one of the highest on the planet.

In local villages and lives of amazing people - the Tarahumara Indians. To get acquainted with their way of life is possible, leaving the train at one station - in the town of Creel. It is the highest point on the road - 2440 m above sea level. The flora and fauna here are very diverse and truly impressive in its beauty.

Incidentally, the railway line with a length of 938 kilometers, originates from the city of Ojinaga on the border of the United States and Mexico and ends at the port of Topolobampo on the Pacific coast. Along the way the train crosses 37 bridges and higher 99 tunnels.