Parque de Aventura Barrancas del Cobre

Top choice adventure sports in Areponápuchi

This astonishing adventure park on the canyon rim between Arepo and Divisadero includes Mexico’s longest series of tirolesas (zip-lines), suspended over some of the world’s most profound canyon scenery. The park's seven lines take you from a height of 2400m to over halfway to the canyon floor, with a couple of heart-in-mouth wobbly bridges helping you to complete the cross-canyon odyssey.

The separate Ziprider is an extraordinary 2.5km in length, allowing users to reach speeds of up to 135km per hour. Safety standards are excellent: you're always accompanied by a team of experienced zip-liners and all participants are decked out in full safety gear. Allow at least two hours to descend to the spectacular viewpoint of Mesón de Bacajípare, as you have to travel in a group. If zip-lining isn't your thing, you also can experience the park through the Via Ferrata, a combo rappelling–rock climbing, rope swinging excursion (M$600) to the same viewpoint; allow at least 1½ hours to complete the journey.

Keep in mind there's a minimum weight requirement of 45kg for most activities, though there's a treetop walk (M$300) in the nearby forest with a 30kg minimum. This means many kids won't be able to participate.

The Mesón de Bacajípare viewpoint doubles as the lower station for the teleférico (cable car), which you will have to take back up; it's included in the zip-lining and rappelling–rock-climbing prices. If you prefer simply to take in the spectacular views, you can head straight down from the canyon edge on the cable car (adult/child M$250/130). Experiencias Rarámuri has a post there and offers hiking with indigenous guides on trips ranging from 30 minutes (M$50) to over four hours (M$400.

The main building houses the ticket office and a good restaurant.

The nearest public transportation is at Divisadero, an easy 2.5km walk away via a great canyon-lip-hugging trail. Don't try to walk from Arepo; there are many trails, and it's easy to lose the path.