Ride the rails on Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacifico
One of the world’s most incredible rail journeys and northern Mexico’s single biggest attraction, The Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacifico presents 656 kilometres of track, 37 bridges and 86 tunnels.
From the sweaty Pacific coast at Los Mochis, the train fights its way across the Continental Divide amid the peaks of Sierra Madre Occidental to the plains of Chihuahua for a total of 15 breathtaking hours.
Affectionately referred to as El Chepe by the locals, the railway operates one daily train in each direction, connecting Chihuahua to the Pacific coast. Scaling the arid interior of northern Mexico across tricky canyons smothered in dense forest, the tracks rise up over 2,400 metres and yield mesmerising views.
All carriages come with air conditioning and the dining cart serves up traditional Mexican snacks, ensuring you don’t go hungry.