Copper Canyon Train
The Chihuahua al Pacífico Railroad, known as ChP or Chepe, is a major rail line in northwest Mexico, linking the city of Chihuahua, Chihuahua, to the town of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, near the Pacific coast. It runs 650 km (400 miles), traversing the Copper Canyon, a beautiful and rugged series of canyons that have led some to call this the most scenic railroad trip on the continent. It is both an important transportation system for locals and a draw for tourists. The tracks pass over 37 bridges and through 86 tunnels, rising as high as 2,400 meters above sea level near Divisadero, a popular lookout spot over the canyons. Each one-way trip takes roughly 16 hours. For further information visit our Copper Canyon Train Schedules and Rates
|The Copper Canyon Train climbs 2,400 meters (8,000 feet) above sea level near Divisadero|
The Chihuahua al Pacífico Railroad
The "Chepe" offers first class train service between Chihuahua and Los Mochis, by way of the Copper Canyons. Ferromex, the owners of the largest rail system in Mexico including the Chepe, has invested millions of dollars in the reconstruction and improvement of this railroad. All this in an effort to provide the level of service and reliability their passengers expect. First class cater to pimarily tourist. There is also train service between Chihuahua and Los Mochis via second class or Economic class. This train has more stops and takes a lot longer time to cross Copper Canyon. Second class is traveled by locals and tourists as well. There is virtually no difference between first and second class with the exception of the price, in fact the first class cars used to be the second class cars. Both trains have local Mexicans who ride them for a fraction of the cost that tourists pay. The first class train leaves earlier than the second class train. The one financial benefit of the first class train is that you can buy one ticket and hop on and off the train. For the second class a ticket must be used in its entirety on the same day. It is recommended that you obtain a seat on the southern side of the train, which has the most continuous view of the rivers and canyons. If you're a camera buff, you'll probably end up standing a good portion of the trip on the platforms between cars.
|The Copper Canyon Train Map shows the route of the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad (Chp). The Chp is a major rail line in northwest Mexico, linking the city of Chihuahua, to the town of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, near the Pacific coast.|