Almost 1/3 of México’s largest state has canyons and mountain terrain. Copper Canyon (Las Barrancas del Cobre) actually comprises 6 canyons which cover some 25,000 square miles. If combining these multiple canyon areas together, Chihuahua can boast that their canyon region is 4 times larger than Arizona’s Grand Canyon.
The Sierra Madre Occidental mountains also run through the state. This range of mountains is just the southern extension of the Rocky Mountains found in the US.
The indigenous people who live in these canyon and mountain regions are the Rarámuris. They are also known as great long distance runners. Sections of the Chihuahuan Desert also extends into Chihuahua’s eastern and southeastern regions extending from the US to the north.
Another interesting thing to know is that in and around the city of Cuauhtémoc, there are about 50,000 Mennonites who live and work there. With their native language being German and many having blond hair and blue eyes, the Mennonites definitely are an interesting contrast to the rest of Chihuahua’s population.
Capital City: Chihuahua City
Distances from Chihuahua City to
Basaseachi - 180 mi / 290 km
Batopilas - 245 mi / 394 km
Casas Grandes - 187 mi / 300 km
Ciudad Cuauhtemoc - 66 mi / 106 km
Creel - 160 mi / 258 km
Divisidero - 243 mi / 390 km
El Fuerte, SIN - 535 mi / 860 km
Los Mochis, SIN - 154 mi / 248 km
Nearest Airports from Chihuahua City
Chihuahua International Airport CUU
9 miles / 15 km
Weather for Chihuahua City
Jan High 60s / Low 30s
Feb-Mar High 70s / Low 40s
Apr High 80s / Low 50s
May High 80s / Low 60s
Jun High 90s / Low 60s
July-Sept High 80s / 60s
Oct High 80s / 60s
Nov High 70s / 40s
Dec High 60s / 40s
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