Rock climbing is one of the newer attractions to the canyons, and several climbing areas have been developed for skill levels from beginner to the most experienced. Camping is another way to satisfy an adventurous spirit in the Copper Canyon region. Campsites range from easy access grounds to camping on sandbars at the bottom of a canyon.
Several sleepy small towns lie near and inside the canyons and serve as jumping off points for people interested in exploring the area. Hiking and biking trails, hot springs, waterfalls, camping, and rock climbing are just a few of the attractions that bring thousands of yearly visitors. These once in a life time opportunities are bound to appeal to any adventurer or outdoor enthusiast.
Although Mexico has gotten a bad reputation in recent years, Copper Canyon is much removed from the troubles plaguing some of the more dangerous areas. The canyons are still largely populated by indigenous peoples and too far from any major metropolitan area to be a threat to travelers. The natural surroundings and peaceful views are enough to put even the most nervous traveler at ease.
One of the lesser known but best loved pools is the Owerebo spring that mixes with beautiful waterfalls to create a very natural experience. Lakes and rivers throughout the area enhance the already amazing scenery. Waterfalls are common among the canyons and the Piedra Volada Falls is the highest waterfall in Mexico.
Walking, hiking, and horseback riding is available for all skill levels and several trails crisscross the area. For the adventurous traveler, the area is full of outdoor attractions. Mountain biking is one of the most popular activities and the area is one of the best known for biking in the world, even holding yearly competitions. Bikes and ATVs are available to rent and an endless spread of trails guarantees a unique experience.