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Old Sep 17, 16, 3:39 pm
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Copper canyon

Has anyone here been to Barrances del Cobre / Copper Canyon? I'm waiting for the Creel city airport to start flights but it sounds like a fascinating place.
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Old Sep 18, 16, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by slickvik View Post
Has anyone here been to Barrances del Cobre / Copper Canyon? I'm waiting for the Creel city airport to start flights but it sounds like a fascinating place.
Barrancas del Cobre, in some areas deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon and dwelling place for the Rarámuri ("Tarahumara") people. Link.

The most colorful way of going to the Copper Canyon is using the "ChePe" train, riding one way between Los Mochis, Sinaloa and Chihuahua city, Chihuahua, with a stop someplace like Creel or Divisadero. Creel, nearly at 8,000 feet, may not be getting a commercial flight for some time.
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Old Sep 18, 16, 11:09 am
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Barrancas del Cobre, in some areas deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon and dwelling place for the Rarámuri ("Tarahumara") people. Link.

The most colorful way of going to the Copper Canyon is using the "ChePe" train, riding one way between Los Mochis, Sinaloa and Chihuahua city, Chihuahua, with a stop someplace like Creel or Divisadero. Creel, nearly at 8,000 feet, may not be getting a commercial flight for some time.
The airport is built but flights haven't started. Who knows when that will happen
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Old Sep 19, 16, 11:24 am
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Barrancas del Cobre, in some areas deeper and larger than the Grand Canyon and dwelling place for the Rarámuri ("Tarahumara") people. Link.

The most colorful way of going to the Copper Canyon is using the "ChePe" train, riding one way between Los Mochis, Sinaloa and Chihuahua city, Chihuahua, with a stop someplace like Creel or Divisadero. Creel, nearly at 8,000 feet, may not be getting a commercial flight for some time.
No, but one of these days I am going to take the family on that train ride....I believe it is one of, if not the, last passenger trains in Mexico.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 10:32 am
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No, but one of these days I am going to take the family on that train ride....I believe it is one of, if not the, last passenger trains in Mexico.
True. We used to have a number of trains with passenger service.

The elite service was the international Aztec Eagle, between Mexico City and St. Louis MO. I rode it a number of times (via San Luís Potosí, Monterey, Laredo, SAN Antonio, etc.)

The quirky was "El Calamazo" as it was called, an autocar made in Kalamazoo that ran in the south.

The Cuernavaca - Mexico City steam narrow gauge (via Tepotzlán) took over four hours, but was a blast from the past with great scenery (train as seen in the original "The Magnificent Seven")

In the 1970s we took the overnight sleeper (1940s Pullman) from the city to Guadalajara.
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
True. We used to have a number of trains with passenger service.

The elite service was the international Aztec Eagle, between Mexico City and St. Louis MO. I rode it a number of times (via San Luís Potosí, Monterey, Laredo, SAN Antonio, etc.)

The quirky was "El Calamazo" as it was called, an autocar made in Kalamazoo that ran in the south.

The Cuernavaca - Mexico City steam narrow gauge (via Tepotzlán) took over four hours, but was a blast from the past with great scenery (train as seen in the original "The Magnificent Seven")

In the 1970s we took the overnight sleeper (1940s Pullman) from the city to Guadalajara.
According to mi suegro, his father was one of, if not the, head chef for the rail system and probably served you on that trip to MO.
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According to mi suegro, his father was one of, if not the, head chef for the rail system and probably served you on that trip to MO.
Wow! Mundo pequeńo.
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