Mexico’s Grand

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Mexico’s Grand

Copper Canyon is gorgeous – and safe
A full moon rises over the Copper Canyon in Divisadero, Mexico. Copper Canyon is a series of awe-inspiring gorges bigger than the Grand Canyon.
Associated Press reporter Lisa J. Adams ziplines over a canyon in Divisadero, Mexico.
A Tarahumara woman poses while selling goods in front of the Posada Barrancas Mirador hotel in Divisadero, Mexico. The hotel is built on the rim of a gorge.
Petroglyphs such as this one in El Fuerte, Mexico, are believed to have been carved by Nahuatl Indians hundreds of years ago.
Bullet holes are seen on the facade of a building in Batopilas, Mexico. In Batopilas, an old silver mining town, the drug-fighting military keeps a high profile.
if you go

COPPER CANYON: www.visitmexico.com/en-us/copper-canyon
EL CHEPE: www.chepe.com.mx/english/index.html. In late fall and early winter, take the route that starts in Los Mochis and ends in Chihuahua; otherwise it will be too dark to see some of the best canyon views.
BATOPILAS: www.visitbatopilas.com/
TOUR GROUPS
The 3 Amigos: www.amigos3.com/
Balderrama Hotels & Tours: www.mexicoscoppercanyon.com/index.html
HOTELS
Torres del Fuerte in El Fuerte: www.hotelestorres.com/ing/index.php
Posada Barrancas Mirador in Posada Barrancas: http://hotelesbalderrama.com/mirador.htm
Casa Real de Minas in Batopilas: www.sierramadrelodges.com/Real–de–Minas–Hotel.html
Best Western The Lodge at Creel: www.thelodgeatcreel.com/
Quality Inn San Francisco in Chihuahua: www.qualityinnchihuahua.com/
TIPS: Because of the Copper Canyon’s wide range of altitudes, weather varies dramatically from hot, summerlike temperatures to near freezing. Some tour groups only accept cash, so be sure to get it in Chihuahua, Los Mochis or El Fuerte; don’t count on ATMs.

Mexico’s Grand

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A full moon rises over the Copper Canyon in Divisadero, Mexico. Copper Canyon is a series of awe-inspiring gorges bigger than the Grand Canyon.
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Associated Press reporter Lisa J. Adams ziplines over a canyon in Divisadero, Mexico.
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A Tarahumara woman poses while selling goods in front of the Posada Barrancas Mirador hotel in Divisadero, Mexico. The hotel is built on the rim of a gorge.
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Petroglyphs such as this one in El Fuerte, Mexico, are believed to have been carved by Nahuatl Indians hundreds of years ago.
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Bullet holes are seen on the facade of a building in Batopilas, Mexico. In Batopilas, an old silver mining town, the drug-fighting military keeps a high profile.
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