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Copper Canyon and Baja

The best way to travel Copper Canyon We spend a lot  of time in Copper Canyon and know the Copper Canyon train well. People often ask- it is perhaps the most frequent question- which direction is best to travel on the train. Or perhaps they ask if they should start a Copper Canyon tour on […]

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Hiking in Copper Canyon

Places to hike in Copper Canyon There are so many…but one of the important things to note is that the trails are rough in general, remote in many cases, and water availability is spotty. Our Copper Canyon trips often include the opportunity for a brisk day hike or even single or multinight excursions into the […]

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Copper Canyon Adventure Trips

Adventure runs in our blood and no better place than the wilds along the Copper Canyon train for some great adventuring. No wonder “Man Versus Wild” dropped Bear into Copper Canyon in one of the second season episodes. It is a wild place. Hiking This is some of the most rugged and most remote hiking […]

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Our New Running Trip in Copper Canyon

Many have asked me about the amazing Raramuri runners. There is a heightened interest in these incredible athletes not only because of “Born to Run” but also because of the Tarahumara starvation crisis lately.So I have put together a running trip to Copper Canyon. Our expert team there has helped design an experience so that […]

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Chicago Travel and Adventure Show

Last weekend we worked with the Mexico Tourism Board at the Chicago Travel and Adventure Show at Rosemont and it was one of the best we have attended. Some 20,000 people flowed through the doors and took in displays from India to Kansas to Copper Canyon- us! People flocked to see Samantha Brown, witness a […]

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The barefoot runners of Porochi ejido

Recently on one of our train trips to Copper Canyon, I “ran” across several young Raramuri guys who are beginning to win races around Mexico- like 100K races. They live in a remote ejido above Cerocahui, just south of the Bahuichivo stop on the Copper Canyon train. This was a contact that I have been […]

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The Copper Canyon Train

  The streets of Chihuahua appeared black, movement-devoid slabs as the van unimpededly slipped over then at 0530 to the train station, not a single automobile encountered during the brief journey from the Hotel San Francisco.  Founded in 1709 by the Spaniards and taking the Indian word for “dry and sandy place” as its name, […]

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How to Lace a Tarahumara Huarache

Recently we were enjoying a traditional “discada” with an Authentic Copper Canyon group high above the Sierra Madre canyons prepared by Lola Mancinas. It was delicious- meat, peppers, vegetables, avocado, fresh tortillas and pico- wonderful. Lola’s brother (she is from a family of 13 or so) showed up and helped with lunch. Geronimo is a […]

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Yes, We Offer A Baja Wildlife Cruise!

Hands on experience with sea turtles, whale sharks, gray whales birthing ….and all on the Sea of Cortez.   A typical brochure for this Cruise in Baja has all the info. Call Dave today for more help. 217.369.9897

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What to do in Copper Canyon for ADVENTURE!

       Hiking The trails in the Sierra Madres are inviting, and the possibilities for day and overnight trekking are numerous. Terrains and the trails are extremely rugged, and most involve moderate elevation and very rocky situations with lots of incline. We offer a full range of daily hiking options including jaunts to Tarahumara […]

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