Thursday, March 25, 2010
Barrancas del Cobre (copper canyon) is definitely a trip that every adventurer should take in their lifetime. The canyon is a system of 5 canyons that dwarfs the depth and square mileage of the Grand Canyon. On top of that the little towns, filled mostly with indigenous people, are almost stuck in time where life was simple. Jessi and I had friends visit from Minnesota which helped motivate us to check out the amazing wonder of the North American continent. Part of the adventure was just the journey to get there. We pick up my friends in Tucson on a Sunday, left for Mexico on Monday morning and drove all the way to El Fuerte where we had to catch a train. We caught the train Tuesday morning and road that for 4 hours through an intricate canyon system until we got to a high point of Bahuachivo where we then hopped on a bus. This bus ride is not for the faint of heart as it meanders down the canyon wall on a one lane road that descends 6500 feet into the base of the Urique Canyon, just one of the 5 canyons that make up the Copper Canyon. Absolutely stunning.