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Chihuahua al Pacifico Railway

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One of the most scenic train trips in the world, it plunges travelers into...

One of the most scenic train trips in the world, it plunges travelers into 85 tunnels and over 37 bridges through Mexico's Copper Canyon.

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Spectacular Train Ride

What a wonderful train ride! The only passenger train service available in Mexico. With varying landscapes and beautiful scenery, this train is definitely worth taking. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Krishnakumar S
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful train ride! The only passenger train service available in Mexico. With varying landscapes and beautiful scenery, this train is definitely worth taking. The tunnels, bridges, mountains, valleys, waterfalls...this ride has everything to offer. Don't give it a miss. I took this train from El Fuerte to Copper Canyon. ohh..there is also a diner inside the train with... More 

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2 Thank Krishnakumar S
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

THE scenic route through the Mexican Rockies. Brings you into touch with Mexico's Tarahumara culture, a native tribe still living as they did centuries ago. Definitely visit the Barrancas del Cobre, with its Zip-lines, rock-climbing, etc. Friendly staff. One downside: It's quite slow on the Sinaloa flatlands, which makes the trip unnecessarily long.

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3 Thank happytraveling2016
Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Have to do this in Mexico. Easy, safe and ridiculously staggering sights Bit over priced and dated but it's the only option. You won't miss anything if you don't board until El Fuerte or next stop. Skipped the last leg after a stopover in Creel to Chihuahua and took the bus, the highway followed the railway a lot of the... More 

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4 Thank dudeforcedintotripad
California
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62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I write this article for the solo traveler who travels on the spur of the moment and has no firm plan. When I studied all the information about the Chepe, it seemed like you would have to reserve the train, the tours, the hotels and everything else well in advance if you do not want to get stuck in a... More 

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15 Thank BHSCalifornia
Arizona
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130 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We started off from the hotel in Los Mochis at 8 am and arrived at the train station in El Fuerte about 1/2 hour before the train (called “EL CHEPE” from Chihuahua to the Pacific) got there. The train station in El Fuerte was about 6 km up a separate road off the main highway, we had some trouble finding... More 

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20 Thank Jean L
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We are a group of 3 ladies in our early thirties from Singapore who visited Copper Canyon with Copper Canyon Adventures (CCA) in December who arranged the train journey for us. After much discussion with Tammy from CCA, to keep within our budget yet still be able experience Chepe ride, we decided to take the train for only two parts... More 

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17 Thank DawnGel
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

One bite of this mighty vertigo-inducing series of valleys and you have to revisit this amazing experience which is twice as wide and twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. I am a sucker for brochures that read " Spend weeks in the canyon hiking through the forests and hills", but we had only time for the highlights so we... More 

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8 Thank shasha b
San Rafael, California
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305 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I decided not to drive so I took a long train adventure. It was so much fun. You can book it with hotel. And you should.

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12 Thank Thomas B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Took this train from Chihuahua to Los Mochis - starts in the desert scrub before ascending into the mountains and the unspoilt wilderness beyond. The most beautiful scenery, vertiginous gorges and high peaks abound as this impossible train winds its way around hairpins and through mountains before dropping down through sub-tropical forests towards the Pacific ocean. This train journey is... More 

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31 Thank andyh0use
Sydney
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Copper Canyon We were a group of 10 Australians who did the El Chepe train journey through the Copper Canyon in Nov 2014 and, in short, we had a ball and would highly recommend the experience. We had spent a few weeks in Cabo beforehand and flew from the small airport CSL to Los Mochis. Easy and good value at... More 

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