Saturday, October 30, 2010

"A new view of Copper Canyon"

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.

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