Ravines of Copper

(Divisadero MX)
Copper Canyon is locally called Barrancas del Cobre, meaning Ravines of the Copper. The mention of copper refers to the color of the cliffs, not mining operations. The deep and rugged canyons were impressive as they stretched along the Río Urique below.

Ravines of Copper – View into Canyons

A point of interest were two swinging footbridges. One was below the restaurant in the cliffs, only accessible to rock climbers, and the other was near the hotel over a precipice.

Swinging Bridge below Restaurant
Swinging Bridge by Hotel

The highlight of the day was the ride in a gondola over a ravine and to atop a rock pillar. The Tarahumara had craft booths setup, and a bike shop so you could rent one to ride down into the canyon.

Río Urique at Bottom of Canyon
Gondola over Ravine

A few trails allowed exploring and good views of the ravines. There was a cliff dwelling ruin below the restaurant. And some cabins were on the slopes where some of the natives lived, and where they grew orange trees.

Tarahumara Cabins in Ravine
Trail Down into Canyon

There were also native craft and food booths near the restaurant, a playground for the kids, a clam shell stage for events, and a zip line ride into the ravine for the daring.

Native Cliff Dwelling Ruin
Tarahumara Craft Booths

It was a pretty great introduction to the Copper Canyon experience.

Camp: Hotel Divisadero Barrancas
Scene: Canyons, cliffs, tram

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6 Responses to Ravines of Copper

  1. John Larner February 15, 2020 at 3:37 pm #

    Great stuff!

    • Pleinguy February 15, 2020 at 7:47 pm #

      It was interesting and fun. Thanks for commenting John.

  2. mikki February 15, 2020 at 3:54 pm #

    It looks like a fun adventure. Awesome scenery!

    • Pleinguy February 15, 2020 at 7:48 pm #

      Amazing views, and a really enjoyable time it was. Thanks for following the journey.

  3. Gumo February 15, 2020 at 8:21 pm #

    Spectacular! I’ll never make it there myself so I’m glad you are sharing your visit with us thanks!

    • Pleinguy February 15, 2020 at 8:23 pm #

      Glad to help. Too bad you can’t go to see it in person. It was a wonderful trip.

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