Copper Canyon is a group of canyons in the Sierra Tarahumara in the southwestern part of the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. The overall canyon system is larger and portions are deeper than the Grand Canyon in the neighboring United States. The railway system “Chihuahua del Pacífico”, known locally as “ChePe”, crosses through the canyon, and it’s an important tourist attraction. Copper Canyon owes its name due to the presence due to the large amount of copper mines that are found along a 600 km stretch. Creel, Batopilas and Urique are some of the cities near or inside the canyon, and where travelers can expect to find rest areas, amongst other services, though it is highly recommend for travelers to travel through the canyons by train, given the spectacular views that can be admired by this mode of transportation.
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