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Calle 24 Esquina Mendez Colonia Pacifico, Ciudad de Chihuahua | Tel: +52 (614) 439-7211 Desde Mexico: 01 800 122-4373, Chihuahua 31020, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Chihuahua
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Nashville, Tennessee
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Just experience of riding in a train like in the 40's. Enjoyed landscapes of small villages and massive agricultural land and apple trees by the thousands. Mountain areas even more fulfilling.

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Independence, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We ahve been talking about this trip for over ten years, making only two hotel reservations and a train ticket yet to be bought. The marning departure at 0600 is a bit early, but we made it OK. The sights as the sun rises and the diffrernt eco-zones were absoutely fascinating! Train conductors and Cocina staff were all very friendly... More

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San Francisco, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
50 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

El Chepe is an engineering marvel that passes through dozens of tunnels and bridges crossing some truly spectacular scenery. If not for the (slightly overblown) perceptions of risk, this along with surrounding Copper Canyon should be Mexico's #1 tourist attraction. I recommend doing the journey only one way though, because you do see the same thing on the way back.... More

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Riccione, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We took El Chepe in Chihuahua on a Tuesday morning. There was almost no people, so there was almost no need to arrive at 5:15 at the station. The train is very clean, the food wagon serves a good but quite expensive breakfast (you can't take any cookies on the train, so if you want to eat something, you need... More

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Overton, England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We joined the train in El Fuerte and settled in. The scenery was fairly undramatic as we slowly climbed. Then we crossed a river and the scenery just got better and better. For Europeans, it's great to be able to stick your head out of the window, take photos and watch the buying and selling at the stations. But above... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The train is comfortable and the scenery is magnificent. Hamburger on the train was good and the bathrooms were clean.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We took the train from Cuauhtemoc to Barrancas de Cobre. I've been to the Sierra often by car, but this was a totally different aspect of the mountains. Beautiful scenery! The train was very clean. For those who say it's old, you probably took ehte 2nd class train. There are 1st class tickets available(expensive!) and 2nd class(about half price). I'm... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Incredible views, dozens of tunnels on its way to the heart of the Sierra Madre in Chihuahua; the train crew is very friendly, the overall service is, hmm, it could improve, but is fair. The Barrancas is a must do stop. Strongly recommended before the beautiful forest gets chop down. About insecurity, there are federal officers on board, its hmm,... More

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South Egremont, Massachusetts
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We started our trip in El Fuerte at a wonderful hotel for the first night. The train was clean and neat and seemed to be well taken care of. Not first class but very good. Service was excellent although choices were limited. I was much more interested in the scenery which was spectacular. The climb from desert to mountain terrain... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

You can do without the chepe to see the copper canyon, as by Van organized by the hotels is more beautiful as you can stop more often. I found it extremely expensive, service is not of first class neither is the train. I wanted to see an old train with a beautiful wood dining car and I guess my expectations... More

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