Tuesday, April 4th – On our way to Phoenix and Copper Canyon
I first heard about the Copper Canyon in Mexico way back in the early 1970’s when I worked for Western Airlines. A couple of fellow employees had just returned from a trip there and raved about the natural beauty. My interest was stirred, and I have had a desire to see this place for myself ever since.
Well, 40+ years later I am finally going there!
And to make it even sweeter, our wonderful friends, Dick and Karen, are joining us on this trip.
Copper Canyon is located in Northwestern Mexico and the most popular way to get there is via train. We are traveling with our “Go To” tour company, Gate 1. Meeting up with our group in Phoenix, we will embark via motor coach into Mexico and then take the “Train in the Sky” into Copper Canyon.
“Las Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon), a name that derives from the stunning greenish copper hue of the canyon walls. Spanning a total length of 59,545 km. (37,000 miles), these canyons are longer and deeper than the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Their mighty walls conceal remarkable legends, traditions and surprises.” – VisitMexico.com
Seeing the Copper Canyon may be the star attraction, but there are other places to explore along the way on our 10 day trip.
Click here to see a map of our trip.
Gate 1 has a short video on their web site that shows a bit more of what we might experience on this trip. You can check it out via this link:
- Scenic Private Boat cruise on the shimmering Sea of Cortez
- Tour the Guaymas Pearl Farm, the first cultured pearl farm in the Americas
- Stroll the streets of the colonial city of Alamos, a designated National Monument
- Travel to picturesque El Fuerte, the “Gateway to the Copper Canyon”
- A breathtaking “Train Ride In The Sky” takes you into the magnificent Copper Canyon
- Meet the Tarahumara Indians whose way of life has not changed in 1,000 years
- Travel on an Aerial Tramway that descends over 4,500 feet into the Copper Canyon
- Demonstration of Mata Ortiz Pottery, one of the world’s most innovative ceramics
- Discover the Archaeological Site of Paquime, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
We invite you to travel along with us as we head south of the border…
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful to be on our way to fulfill an almost life long dream to see the Copper Canyon.