You'll fly into Los Mochis and embark on one of
the most spectacular train journeys in the world into the heart
of Copper Canyon. The first few days of our trip we'll spend on
the rim of Copper Canyon at about 7000 feet. At this time of year
the rains have passed and the land is green with daytime temperatures
in about the 70s on the rim, and in the 80s down in the canyon at
We'll hike to waterfalls with Tarahumara guides
and travel to the mestizo village of Noragachi for a memorable home
stay with Martha Garcia, the mayor of Noragachi. We'll hike to rancherias
and visit with Tarahumara who create beautiful crafts: baskets,
violins, sandals, woven wool. For the last few days of our trip,
we'll go deep down into the canyon to the little 16th Century silver
mining town of Batopilas where tropical plants abound. You can order
silver jewelry custom-made from the local silversmith.
With Tarahumara guides we'll hike to other rancherias
and meet the people who live in the heart of Copper Canyon. This
is a journey back in time. We hope you'll join us on this exciting
trip to see Copper Canyon and to meet firsthand the incredible people
who live there.
This is a new trip for 2002. For more info about
this trip, send for the itinerary (click the link on this page).
- Date: November 1-10, 2002
- Rating: Easy to Moderate
- Cost: $1750
- Deposit: $400
For questions about this trip, e-mail
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To find out about the level of challenge on this trip, go
to How Strenuous A Trip?
To learn more about hiking, go to our section on Hiking
with Light Daypack.
To make a reservation, go to Join
Pre-trip classes are included in the price of a trip. To
find out more, go to Pre-Trip Classes.
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