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Address: Calle 24 Esquina Mendez Colonia Pacifico, Ciudad de Chihuahua | Tel: +52 (614) 439-7211 Desde Mexico: 01 800 122-4373, Chihuahua 31020, Mexico
Phone Number: 614-439-7212
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Chihuahua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was in Cuauhtemoc on a business trip and had one day off. I decided to take a ride on Chepe to Divisadero and back. I have heard a lot, but I never thought that it would be so beautiful! It was a fantastic trip. Will do it again next time.

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Creel, Mexico
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

From sea level to 8,400 ft. in 10 hrs. Many, many tunnels and trestles with incredible views and a 180 degree switchback inside the mountain! An old style narrow gauge railway with first and second class, as well as a dining car. Food's ok, but killer coffee! It is the only passenger train still in operation in Mexico and is... More

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Mexico City
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120 reviews 120 reviews
58 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Best rout is taking the train at Topolobampo and 'climbing up' the Sierra Madre. Get seats on the right-hand side of the train (facing south). This season rain has been extensive and the whole área looks green and more beautiful tan ever. Creel is a definite must!

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Branchville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Comfortable, lots of leg room, security on board, food available, can get on/off at various places for overnight stay. Goes all the way to the Sea of Cortez.

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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A very nice trip to see in Mexico, travel in the only one passengers train in Mexico, well there is another in Guadalajara to Tequila but shor like one or two hours.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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152 reviews 152 reviews
63 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 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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18 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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