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Copper Canyon

by WCC on March 22, 2012

in North America

Copper Canyon is in the Mexican state of Chihuahua lying mountain range of the Sierra Madre Occidental , which was created by former strong and partly on a river of Tarahumara Indians is populated region. The approximately 25,000 square kilometers of up to 1800 m deep and 50 km long canyon system is one of the largest in North America . The name Copper Canyon is derived from the copper-colored igneous rock canyon, piedra Cobriza , and called from the same time a system contained in the canyon.

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The six deepest canyons of the Barranca del Cobre are:

  • Barranca de Urique/Urique Canyon (1870 m)
  • Barranca de Sinforosa/Sinforosa Canyon (1799 m)
  • Barranca de Batopilas/Batopilas Canyon (1799 m)
  • Barranca del Cobre/Copper Canyon (1759 m)
  • Barranca de Tararecua/Tararecua Canyon (1425 m)
  • Barranca de Otero/Otero Canyon (983 m)

In the Barranca del Cobre meanders elaborately built the railroad, ” Chepe “, from the Los Mochis to Chihuahua leads, the mountains are high up in places from which people may take far-reaching views of the gorge area. The towns of Creel and Guachochi are good starting points to reach the various canyons.

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