El Chepe | Mexico’s most remarkable train journey
The Copper Canyon Railroad, also known as the Ferrocarril Barrancas del Cobre, the Ferrocarril Chihuahua-Pacifíco and El Chepe, is a major rail line in northwest Mexico, linking the Chihuahua City, to the Los Mochis and its port, Topolobampo.
The train runs 673 km, traversing the Copper Canyon, a rugged series of canyons that have led some to call this the most scenic railroad trip on the continent.
El Chepe is one of the most impressive train rides in the world. Throughout the trip passengers cross tunnels and bridges that are considered a jewel of Mexican engineering and they see as well one of the most majestic landscapes in Mexico.
Walk in its forests, observe its vegetation, get to know historical sites and go deep in its towns, rich in culture and tradition. Throughout the route, different altitudes are reached , ranging from 100 to 2,400 meters above sea level, characteristic that generates diverse microclimates.
Here is my travel blog about my couple of weeks trip in North Mexico (Chihuahua, Baja California, Sinaloa, Durango, Zacatecas) including the week along the El Chepe railway: https://elchepetrain.travel.blog