Mexico's Copper Canyon
A 'Soft Adventure' trip to the rim of Copper Canyon by Train.
Copper Canyon and the Hotel Mirador,
Posada Barranca, Chihuahua, Mexico
Photos by Carl Morrison
Be sure to stay in the Hotel Mirador (above)
at Posada. Each room has a large balcony with a view of the
canyon system...most expansive view from a hotel I have ever experienced,
and the best location. You detrain at Posada, 10 minutes from
Divisadero. At Divisadero, there is a 20-minute stop because
the canyon view is just a walk (through a block of locally staffed open-air
shops) to a nice canyon overlook and there is another hotel there with
an overlook, but I perfer the traditional Hotel Mirador at Posada.
If you are with a group, as we were, a bus from the Hotel Mirador
will pick you and your luggage up and transport you to the hotel where
you can enjoy the lobby balcony (above) while the luggage gets sorted
out as well as any other nged.
Shy mother on the opposite side of the
train. The average age for the Tarahumara Indian girls to wed
is twelve! If they are lucky, they have gone to the girls boarding
school and learned basketweaving using the long needles of the Apache
Photo Credit: Don Roe
View from the Posada Mirador Hotel lobby porch.
Don and east-facing room balconies.
Sue Stilwell and an old Indian
man who said to her, "I don't see very well, but I fall down good."
Life expectancy of these Indians is 45.
Old man's descendants.
During dinner, I noticed
a sunset developing, so I excused myself before the traditional flan
dessert, and shot photos south...
north, including an
inspirational double rainbow, and..
including a rising full moon and canyons below. Traveling
companion, Pastor Don, joined me and we silently reflected on God's
great creation. Facing the canyons, we experienced an environment
as silent as inside a cave.
weavers on the hotel steps early the next morning before the dancing
and racing demonstrations.
Day 4 - September 7, 2003 Bus
tour of Canyon Rim, Divisadero, and train from Posada back west
Our bus tour took us to Divisadero, only 10 minutes away from out
hotel by train, so we could see more overlooks into the beautiful
canyon system and see the train stop, shops, and hotel where the
two trains each way daily stop for 20 minutes for the overlook since
it is the closest the train gets to the edge of the canyon system..