Copper Canyon in October
This time of year coming up- August through November is an idea time to experience Copper Canyon. When the rains get started in July, things start to green up, the weather cools as the dust settles and the waterfalls flow out their majesty. Early in this season we often encourage people to stop in the small town of Temoris for several reasons. Most importantly it is just a neat little village where you rarely see tourists. The food is local, the hospitality it genuine. Though the hotel options are limited, the rooms are clean and comfortable.
The CHEPE Train at Temoris
The Copper Canyon train is most spectacular in the Temoris area- just before and after the Temoris Station stop. The actual town of Temoris is 1000 meters above the train tracks. Temoris station is the place where the train does a 180 degree turn twice. First it does a turn around inside a tunnel. People have to know to switch sides in order to get the view on the other end of the tunnel. Then is turns around again on a sweeping bridge as it passes the gushing falls.
The Waterfall at Temoris
When it is really flowing, this falls is one of the loudest and best in the canyons. As you wait for the train at the station or as you arrive/depart from either direction, you can easily experience this grand cascada. Your Copper Canyon train actually passes right under the stream making this falls when you are headed to the east out of the gorge at Temoris station.
Food Highlights in Temoris
Local foods are simple and hearty in this little village. If you like beef, this is ranch country and you should order a steak or asada of some kind. There is seafood also as the locals often order it fresh from Topolobampo. One drink to be sure to taste is the local lechuguilla. This tequila type spirit is a specialty of the Temoris area and it can be delicious. No Copper Canyon Tour is complete without a sip of these local delights.