Posada Barrancas / Divisadero. About 4km southwest of Divisadero, Posada Barrancas train station is next to Areponapuchi, the only village on the train line right by the rim of the canyon, it is where it all comes together for the first time, with spectacular views of the canyon.
The mega new attraction nearby is the Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon Adventure Park), where activities include the formidable Tram Ride and Zip-Lines that whoosh you over precipitous 1500m-plus canyon drops.
An easy path with several good viewpoints runs along the canyon rim to the left (north) of Posada Barrancas, and several lookouts (as well as the adventure park) lie short distances off the road between here and Divisadero
Copper Canyon Adventure Park. In the Barrancas del Cobre Adventure Park, you can explore the Sierra Tarahumara in a different way, and enjoy wonderful views of the more than 60 thousand square kilometers of visual range from different points, which makes the Copper Canyon in the mountainous system of ravines more extensive in Mexico.
In the Park, you can enjoy very interesting attractions, among which are the following.
This Cable Car is the third-longest in the world, it has 3 km of cable without intermediate towers, it has a capacity for 60 passengers,
When crossing, they arrive at the station located in the Mesón de Bacajipare, where you can see an impressive panoramic view of the junction between the ravines; Barranca del Cobre, Barranca Tararecua, and Urique.ZipRider This ride is the most exciting since you will be getting on the largest zip line in the world, it is 2,538 meters long. If you dare you will be reaching 80-135 kilometers per hour, but do not worry this zip line has an automatic braking system with more than 100 springs that absorb the acceleration before reaching the base.
Creel. The Heart of the Sierra Tarahumara. Also known as Creel Station because it was a major railroad stop – is in the heart of the Western Sierra Madre. Until the 1960s the train that we now know as the Chihuahua-Pacific ended its route at this Magical Town, the only one in Chihuahua. In addition to being a picturesque town evocative of the far west and bygone eras, Creel is also an excellent jumping-off point for visiting the Sierra Tarahumara, traveling in El Chepe, and adventuring about Copper Canyon (Barrancas del Cobre).
Tarahumaras. The Copper Canyon is the homeland of four distinct indigenous groups. By far the largest group, estimated at about 50 000, is the Tarahumara, or Rarámuri, as they prefer to call themselves. They live in the canyons preserving a way of life that has changed little over time. Many Rarámuris reside in the cooler, mountainous regions during the hot summer months and migrate deeper into the canyons in the cooler winter months, where the climate is more temperate. Some dwell in natural shelters such as caves or rock overhangs, or small wood or stone cabins.
They are well known for their long-distance running capabilities, in fact, their name for themselves, Rarámuri means “those who run fast”. Some Tarahumara sells handmade baskets and other items to tourists at stops along the railway route to help support their families.
Chihuahua City (“chi-WAH’-wah”) is the capital city of Chihuahua state – by far Mexico’s largest state. With over a quarter of a million square kilometers of territory, Chihuahua occupies nearly 13% of Mexico’s total land space. It also shares a long land border with the USA.
Chihuahua’s atmosphere is truly Mexican and deeply patriotic, which adds remarkably to the sense of history found here.
Chihuahua’s colonial center is filled with handsome colonial buildings, mansions, and palaces, also has some fine museums, including the ex-houses of two of Mexico’s most famous leaders.
Historical Museum of the Mexican Revolution
Also known as “Quinta Luz” in honor of the widow of the Centauro del Norte (Francisco Villa), this property had a variety of different uses before becoming a museum. It was first used as a slaughterhouse and later rented by Villa as a residence with the use of the stables. After a series of personal adaptations, the colonel decided to purchase the property.
According to historical archives, Doroteo Arango – Villa’s real name – was legally married at least twenty-five times, however, the woman he always introduced as his wife was Doña Luz Corral, who shared this very house with him until he died, and who, following his death, mounted an exhibition of objects belonging to her late husband. Years later, she decided to donate the property to the Ministry of Defence, on the condition that it was to remain a museum.
The Government Palace of Chihuahua Located in the heart of the city, it is of special interest since it houses the executive offices of the governor of the state of Chihuahua and, until 2004, the state legislature met here. The building is a landmark in the city as it contains a shrine that commemorates the execution of Miguel Hidalgo, considered the Father of the Nation, who died at the hands of a Spanish firing squad on July 30, 1811. The Altar of the Fatherland is located in the exact place where Miguel Hidalgo died.