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The Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon) is a natural wonder that actually refers to not one but 20 canyons carved out of the Sierra Tarahumara by over six different rivers. Together, these canyons are four times larger than Arizona's Grand Canyon. The canyon's deepest point (Barranca de Urique) has a subtropical climate, while the peaks, high above sea level, are home to conifers and evergreens.

The spectacular Ca n del Cobre was inaccessible to the casual visitor until the early 1960s, but now the canyons may be explored by taking one of the most breathtaking rides in North America: the Chihuahua al Pac fico railroad. It travels between Los Mochis on the Sea of Cort s to Chihuahua in the interior of northern Mexico and includes several stops in the Barranca del Cobre.

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