Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, and the Copper Canyon, March 2019

We spent a bit over a week hanging out in the state of Chihuahua Mexico, mostly at our friend’s house in Casas Grandes.

Casas Grandes is the home of a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Paquime, which was a short walk from my friend’s house. While there, we went down to the town of Chihuahua, and got aboard the “El Chepe” train to visit the Copper Canyon.

Most households in town seem to have 1 or more big dogs (usually German Shepards) and 1 or more small dogs (usually Chihuahuas). It’s a very relaxing place to hang out and stare at the desert.

If you want to take the train to the Copper Canyon, the best time of year is supposed to be September, when the canyon valleys are much greener and the waterfalls are flowing. We took a first class car one direction, and a regular class car the other direction, and actually liked the regular class better. Half the price, same size seats, and many more snack options from vendors wandering through the train.

Photos of the Copper Canyon train trip are here.

Photos of the Casas Grandes area are here.

Photos of the city of Chihuahua are here.

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