Mexico’s Copper Canyon region targeted for resort


For decades, the Copper Canyon has remained an under-appreciated jewel in Mexico’s tourism crown. Despite its spectacular network of hundreds of gorges—four of them deeper than the Grand Canyon—the region’s remote location and spotty infrastructure have kept the crowds at bay. If officials in northern Chihuahua state have their way, though, the Copper Canyon will soon rival the Yucatán Peninsula’s Mayan Riviera as one of the country’s chief tourism destinations. As a first step, they’re pushing for construction of a resort called Divisadero-Barrancas Adventure Park. State tourism officials have been tight-lipped about the project, perhaps for fear of attracting unwanted attention from environmental and indigenous activists. But according to reports in pro-government media, the US$75-million initial phase... [Log in to read more]

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