Top Ten Train Rides

Copper Canyon, Mexico
By Elyse Green
  |  Gorp.com
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Forget the name "Express" - down here, that means nothing. In fact, the Sierra Madre Express takes its own sweet time amid the dramatic Chihuahuan/Sinaloan landscape. Crossing some 300 miles of high desert, mountains, and canyons, the route winds through 87 tunnels and across 35 bridges to Mexico's fabled Copper Canyon. The 8,000-foot peaks and deep chasms provide spectacular views, and you'll interact with the Tarahumaras, the nomadic tribe that winters in Copper Canyon's orange groves. The Express' last stop, "Barranca del Cobre" to the locals, is reputed to be larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon. See www.sierramadreexpress.com.


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