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copper canyon

copper canyon

Chihuahua, Mexico

1y ago
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Located in the northern region, Chihuahua is Mexico's largest state. Due to its indigenous and European influences, this state, known for its hot climate, offers an interesting cultural mix in its towns, cities and wonderful countryside. In the city of Chihuahua, the state capital, you can walk along the streets and check out the elegant plazas built in the colonial era and during the mining boom in the 19th century. In border city Ciudad Juarez, you can visit modern museums and entertaining recreational areas. The state of Chihuahua also offers interesting archaeological zones like Paquime, a mysterious pre-Hispanic city of adobe constructions. In the surrounding areas, you can visit diverse nature parks, such as Medanos de Samalayuca, which is ideal for mountain bike riding, or the Cascada de Basaseachi, an excellent spot for rappelling and rock climbing. And then of course there's the famous Copper Canyon, one of the largest canyon systems in the world. In this region you can attend various sports events or go hiking to observe a wide variety of plant and animal species. If you'd like the full tour of the canyon, we recommend that you take Chihuahua-Pacifico train route, also known as CHEPE, which makes stop in the towns of Creel and Cuauhtemoc, where you can visit the largest Mennonite community in the state and try their excellent cheeses. During the tour, you can also buy traditional crafts made by the Tarahumara (also called the Raramuri) people. www.ah-chihuahua.com www.chihuahua.gob.mx