By Bernardo Balderrama Garcia,
Christian Heeb and Andrew Hudson
12"x10", 32 pages
Published May 2009
Published in conjunction with
Balderrama Hotels & Tours
Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre) is one of North America's most spectacular sights. Nine major canyons — all deeper than the U.S.'s Grand Canyon — form a labyrinth through Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range.
From sea-level to mountain top, the region is traversed by the equally spectacular "Chepe" railroad, providing visitors with "the most dramatic train ride in the western hemisphere" (Reader's Digest).
Home of the famed Tarahumara (Rarámuri) runners, refuge of revolutionary Pancho Villa, and birthplace of the legendary Zorro, this is Copper Canyon — The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.
Born in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains, Bernardo Balderrama Garcia is a hotelier, tour operator and passionate promoter of Copper Canyon.
Founder of the "El Zorro Foundation" for underprivileged children in El Fuerte, he lives with his wife and family in Los Mochis, Mexico.
Photographer Christian Heeb maintains a home in Mexico and has over 80 travel photography books to his credit.
Andrew Hudson (author and designer) has written ten travel books and lives in San Diego, California.