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.
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.