The Copper Canyon region in Northern Mexico is a transit area for drugs and associated drug crime. In 2016, the Mexican police established a new base in Sierra Tarahumara, to ensure law and order is upheld in the region.
Most crime and violence is between drug gangs and rarely aimed at tourists, but it's possible to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
It's not in your best interests to drive through border areas, but if you choose to do so, all take necessary precautions.
The towns along the way are relatively safe. Take caution when out at night and avoid withdrawing cash from an ATM. If you have had a bit of a rowdy night at a bar, don't walk back to your accommodation, grab a taxi instead.
The local authorities advise avoiding wandering outside in any of the towns at
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The Copper Canyon region consists of a group of seven large canyons spanning 25,000 sq
Here are some handy safety tips:
For women traveling alone, stick to the main tourist thoroughfare.
Common sense usually prevails, so keep your wits about you and your trip should be trouble free.
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