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The deepest and most spectacular Canyon of the Sierra Madre Ranges is the Copper Canyon or “Barranca del Cobre,” located south of the US border, in the states of Chihuahua and Sinaloa, Mexico.
It has historically been an enigma destination because of the difficulty of transportation access and the lack of advertisement and information about the region. In recent years however, the decline of visitors has been caused by the panic created from the wave of crimes related to the drug violence around the country, specially in the northern border.
The Copper Canyon has been a destination to travelers and adventurers who have been coming for centuries, this area is a wild and underexplored part of Mexico but it is NOT a dangerous place to visit.
Tourist services have operated here for over fifty years, safely hosting thousands of travelers throughout the Canyon’s region without ever encountering any violence.