Thrill seeking: Mexico Style, Pt. 2
Laura Finds Luxury in Mexico
- Laura Cahill
- 199 days ago
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By day two on the train, we had reached the Mexico's Copper Canyon, Barranca del Cobre. This canyon is one of the biggest canyons in the world, even bigger than the Grand Canyon. It is 6000 feet deep rather than the Grand Canyons 4500 feet deep. Copper Canyon is not has dramatic as the Grand Canyon but it is far more expansive than it is steep. It has seven major and over twenty minor canyons rather than vertical walls plunging down into one raging river. Sunrises are gorgeous here, becuase all of the canyons there is so much light and shadow play. Photos look neat, but it truly cannot beat the in-person view (even in dry season!). Our goal was to zipline some of these canyons ranging from 150 to 1500 feet high. Again I remind you of my "healthy respect for gravity". The adventure park has the second longest zip-line in the world, a three quarters of a mile in length . I hate to say it but "go big or go home, right?", so I did it. We traversed several side canyons in 7 stations and walk over 2 swinging bridges, which I think were worse than the ziplines! It was all spectacular! The heights never really bothered me even when my fellow travelers tried to shake the hanging bridges as I walked. Then I got creative, I'm kind of a speed freak so I started tucking into a tiny ball to go faster or I would lean backwards, feet in the air to see everything upside down. I was an amazing rush to say the least. I was hopped up on adrenaline for days afterwards; any canyon, ravine, or expanse of space I would imagine a zipline. It was an amazing way to end my Mexico tour and left me wanting to see more! Adios! Click here to read more about Laura's luxury Mexico tour.