Los Mochis to Chihuahua
The Chihuahua Pacific Railway goes from Los Mochis to Chihuahua, Mexico. You’ll ride the train all along the rim of the Copper Canyon. The train is often known as “El Chepe,” and it’s a long day trip in one direction. You can choose which train to take, either the first class one which is meant for tourists looking for train trips for site seeing, or you can take the economy class which costs 50 percent less, but you’ll stop a whole lot more along the way, so it’s a lot less scenic.
You’ll want to go with the first class tourist train in order to be the most comfortable and get the most out of the ride. The train starts right near the coast of the pacific in Sinaloa, and then glides over 400 miles through 37 bridges. You’ll go through 86 different tunnels and climb as high as nearly eight thousand feet above sea level. You’ll stop at Divisadero in order to have a few minutes to take a few shots of the huge Copper Canyon, which is so named because of its copper-green color. In actuality, there are 7 canyons here, it’s more of a network then a single canyon.
Each train has two or three cars, and each car has 64 seats. There’s also the dining car and bar car. Some of the best scenery around is to be found here, especially if you look over at Divisadero and El Fuerte, which is right on the western side of the Sierra Madre Mountains. You’ll go over this between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you can, try to make sure that you sit on the right side of the cab.
Chihuahua Pacific Railway Video
This way, you’ll get to see the most of the spectacular sites from the mountains as possible. It can be quite a site indeed. The train has been running since 1961, and it also goes right through a tropical rain forest. Many people have called this the most modern and comfortable passenger train in Mexico. You will glide right over spectacular sites like rivers through the rain forest, with plenty of wildlife to see as you glide overhead.
The Chihuahua train usually leaves starting at 6 in the morning, so you need to make sure that you get there in time. Keep an eye out or some of the sharp turns too, including a 180 degree one.