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Copper Canyon

Copper Canyon refers to a canyon system in the Sierra Tarahumara in the southwestern part of the state of [Chihuahua (state)|Chihuahua]] in Mexico. This canyon system is larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon, although the Grand Canyon is larger overall than any of the individual canyons of the Copper Canyon system.

The system is traversed by the Chihuahua al Pacifico Railroad, known by the nickname "Chepe." It is both an important transportation system for locals and a draw for tourists.

There are actually six separate canyons in the Copper Canyon system, each of which is spectacular in its own right. Mexico established the Parque Nacional Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon National Park) to showcase this remote but beautiful area.

Travellers from the US can get to Copper Canyon via regular flights from El Paso, Texas.

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