The Copper Canyon - El Chepe

Los Mochis to Chihuahua

  • Journey name: Los Mochis to Chihuahua  
  • Duration: Scenic Day Trips


Every day since 1961, El Chepe (as this unique train is familiarly called), ventures into the imposing landscapes of the sierra Tarahumara, until it reaches the area that encircles the most representative characteristics of the Tarahumara culture, history and folklore: the Barrancas del Cobre or Copper Canyon, as this region is known worldwide. Four times bigger than the Colorado Canyon, this magnificent Mexican landscape serves as the backdrop of one of the most spectacular journeys in the world. The most modern and comfortable passenger train in Mexico will afford you the most memorable ecoturism experience in the country.

Train Departure Schedule:

2020 : April - June

Journey Dates:

  • Daily

Places Covered:

Los Mochis, El Fuerte, Bahuichivo, San Rafael, Posa Brrancas, Divisadero, Chihuahua

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Price - Click here


Rail fare only. No meals included

Route Map

  • The train passes through the stunning Sierra Madre mountains
  • Covers a journey of 655km in a day passing through 86 tunnels and over 39 bridges
  • The Copper Canyon railway is an excellent piece of engineering achievement
  • A journey on El Chepe is one of the most enthralling train journeys in the worl