Copper Canyon Train RV Tours
For years you could piggy back your RV on the Copper Canyon train, but those days are gone. I have asked why and the answer is liability and economics. Oh well…
Driving your RV to Copper Canyon
There are basically two approaches. Most RVers seem to take the west approach coming in through Arizona. This may be because their ultimate destination is down the west coast of Mexico for over-wintering. The route into the east end through El Paso (St Teresa, NM is closeby and much easier than the El Paso crossing points) is also a very good option. The drive to Chihuahua City is just 4.5 hours with good road (patrolled by Green Angels) and wonderful food stops. Villa Ahumada I have nicknamed “Burrito City”!
Another option is to drop into Casas Grandes from St Teresa, Colombus, NM, Antelope Wells, NM or Aguas Calientes. Casas has so many cool things to experience- Paquime and Mata Ortiz and so much more- and it is a nice stay over. There is a camping and RV area both north and south of town- very nice.
Then the drive down to the train takes you through grand ranch and orchard country. Ylou can catch the train at Cuauhtemoc, San Juanito, Creel, or Areponapuchi (Posada Barrancas station near Dividadero). I know contacts in these places- contact me for info.
RV parks in El Fuerte
Here is an RV Park in El Fuerte that will serve you well. If you don’t like this one, there are several: just stop at the Pemex on the main highway and ask.
Your Copper Canyon RV Tour
When you embark on the train, you will travel both ways- this is not a bad thing because the views are so grand. I woul;d suggest two nights in the Arepo area, a stop at Cerocahui and perhaps Temoris, and two nights in El Fuerte in cooler weather. We can put an excellent guide with you- whether it is just two or a group.