Seven times larger than the Grand Canyon, the Copper Canyon is a spectacular natural attraction in Northern Mexico. Here, the El Chepe railroad snakes up from the Pacific coast to the high Chihuahuan Desert, giving you a truly epic itinerary. From towering waterfalls to ancient ruins, here are the must-visit attractions in the Copper Canyon.
All that sweaty hiking and biking in the Copper Canyon can be exhausting. So relax to the max at Recohuata Hot Springs. Twinkling at the base of the Tararecua Canyon, it’s an easy day trip from Creel. The series of clear water pools is fed by natural springs, not to mention beautifully maintained and refreshingly clean. Even though it’s within a compound, the surrounding landscape is picture-perfect to behold as you laze. You’ll get more spectacular views on the super-steep 6.8mi (11km) hike there, but many people opt for a tour that includes transport.