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Pottery Firing at Mata Ortiz

Mata Ortiz pottery is so unique and captivating. Much of the cultural draw is in the fact that it is all produced by local, non-gallery townsfolk in the tiny village of Mata Ortiz, nearCasas Grandes. So you walk from house to house around town-Juan Quezada is realy the only one with a gallery- and get […]

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Our Lady of Guadalupe in Creel

The Virgin of Guadalupe is Mexico’s most important saint and is the center of many religious festivities. The Our Lady of Guadalupe festivities happen around December 12 and are the beginning of the Christmas season. Recently we came into Creel in Copper Canyon – actually we hardly ever go to Creel because it is a […]

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One More Enthusiatic Guest in Copper Canyon

Time after time people have these life changing experinces in the rich culture of the Sierra Madres.’This is what makes our work so much fun!

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The Highest bridge on the Copper Canyon Train

On each of our Copper Canyon tours, I try to include as much of the train experience as possible. Tunnels come one after the other. Bridges sweep around corners and soar above rivers. None better than “Bridge Chinipas” in the video above. Bridge Chinipas…it is truly amazing. At 1018.5 feet  long,  this is the highest bridge […]

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The Sounds of Silence in Copper Canyon

A very present immensity…it gathers around you in the Sierra Madres. There is usually no early traffic. Occasionally you will see one of the  Tarahumara Indians walking by in silence. The peace and the sound of the birds is captivating.

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Copper Canyon Zip Line…WOW!!!

The new zip line system in Copper Canyon starts with this run across a side valley. Last year we translated promotional piece for the Chihauhua Tourism Board related to developments in the Divisadero area. When the description of the new zip lines came up, I simply could not believe it- huge and longer and higher […]

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Our Team in Copper Canyon: Gustavo Lozano

He is quiet…he is unassuming …and he is our mainstay in the heart of Copper Canyon. I met this skilled guide on the train one day as it rolled up through Copper Canyon. I saw him at a distance talking with some guests. Perhaps I have an aversion to guides who talk all the time […]

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In our experience, the itinerary is not what you remember (3)

It is that certain moment at a certain place that takes your soul away… People come from all over to travel to Copper Canyon with my team…from the US, Canada, Europe…even Australia! They come knowing a bit of the wonder they will encounter. They know the train through Copper Canyon is amazing, they know the Tarahumara Indians […]

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In our experience, the itinerary is not what you remember (2)

It is the food! The food scene in the Sierra Madres is varied and unique. There are several cultures shoulder to shoulder in the Sierra Madres- the Mexican population, the Tarahumara Indians, the Mennonites- and this makes for variety of delicious options there. Central northern Mexico- this “Norteño” area-  is largely undeveloped by most standards […]

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The Copper Canyon Train Experience

Two Threads of Steel Through the Sierra Madres It is not just a tourist train at all. It is THE way to get through the Sierra Madres. It is not an antique train. It is a diesel powered means of transportation and the cars are modern. No Copper Canyon tour is complete without a good […]

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