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New Chepe Schedule–Not Yet

                                      Word on the street was that the Copper Canyon train schedule would change as of September 1, 2015. But it did not change–and people there do not expect it to. So as of November, 2015, it still […]

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A Copper Canyon Trip Diary

Copper Canyon Trip Last month we took a group of writers, bloggers and tour professionals on a journey through Chihuahua and Copper Canyon and several great articles have been published as a result. One of the best has come out and can be read in full on LASplash.com .  Sophie Brabanec is the author and […]

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Vision for Areponapuchi

There’s no “their” there. Gertrude Stein uttered this grim phrase about Oakland. “There’s no there there”. It does well as a description of the tiny town we always experience on our Copper Canyon tours. While Arepo is near some of the most fantastic views, it is unknown. Though it is right at the Posada Barrancas […]

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How they keep the Copper Canyon train safe

This little car goes in front of every passenger and freight train on the CHEPE railroad in Copper Canyon. The reason for this is that the walls of the canyon are so steep that there are multiple places where rocks can dislodge and this presents a serious threat to the train. This railway was constructed […]

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Is Copper Canyon Mexico safe for travel?

This question is the most common and important question I get about our tours to this majestic place. The answer is YES it is safe…and of course certain guidelines for travel are prudent as with travel to any city or remote area in the US. I have recently visited with three well- informed experts from […]

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Copper Canyon train…will it last?

There is talk around about this fine old Mexican institution becoming history. If it does, what a loss. Miles and miles of wonder…  CHEPE rolls through Copper Canyon daily. People depend on this train for one thing, It is THE way to get through the Sierra Madres…no matter how much the roads are improved over […]

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The two classes on CHEPE in Copper Canyon

CHEPE train in Copper Canyon and its two classes.

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The CHEPE Train Schedule in Copper Canyon

Primera is Daily- Economia is Every Other…Almost!   When we were in Copper last year, one day we realised that the schedule was changing. Forever primera (first class) and economia (second class- even though Rosalva Delgado told me in no uncertain terms that she does not like this moniker for the cheaper train) have traveled […]

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