El Chepe climbs almost 7000 feet from Los Mochis to the summit near Barrancas. Those who love hiking or horseback riding might prefer a land-based vacation that allows longer time in this remote canyon, but just the thrill of riding the classic El Chepe for a day is well worth the expense, especially for train enthusiasts. Copper Canyon is a network of canyons spread over a huge area. The canyon is much younger, narrower, and greener than the Grand Canyon. Both canyons are very special, yet quite different.These photos of Copper Canyon demonstrate some of the beauty seen from the rim of the canyon rim at Barrancas.