Welcome to Divisadero
Divisadero, a train stop without a village, is your only chance to see into the miraculous canyon if you're just doing the train ride. All trains halt here for 20 minutes, giving you enough time to jump out, gawk, snap some pics at the viewpoint and hop back on. You can just discern a tiny fragment of the Río Urique at the bottom of the actual Copper Canyon. Ration your time carefully, as the station is also a souvenir market and spectacular food court. Gorditas (masa cakes, some made with blue corn), burritos and chiles rellenos (chilies stuffed with meat or cheese), cooked up in makeshift oil-drum stoves, are worth the stop alone. Gobble your food up quickly – the conductors aren’t supposed to allow food back onto the train. All this, together with the nearby adventure park 1.5km south, means a stay of longer than 20 minutes is a great idea.