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Chepe

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 #4 of 13 Attractions in Chihuahua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Mexico City
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120 reviews 120 reviews
58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
63 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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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Atherton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Cuauhtemoc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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