Saturday, October 30, 2010
In the Mexican state of Chihuahua, where local leaders have been trying to lure adventure travelers to the desert despite persistent drug-war troubles, many tourism officials believe their future is up in the air.
About 1,475 feet up, in fact.
That’s the altitude of a new aerial tram designed to take tourists from the rim of the region’s famed Copper Canyon down into its depths. The tramway (teleférico) opened this month at Divisadero, a rim-top stopping-point along the Copper Canyon rail route with commanding views of the Urique River.