Copper Canyon is a World Heritage Site. The name origins from the greenish copper of the walls. The Canyon is a complex of six very big and deep canyons even deeper than Grand Canyon.
The Canyon is a year-round destination and every season is different. Be prepared weather can change dramatically at anytime particularly in winter.
Winter (Nov. until Jan./Feb.):
Expect cold and snow on the upper elevation. Carry extra layers for the nights, they are quite cold. Weather can be great during the day. The temps on the bottom of the canyon are mild. Mostly dry from February on. Sometimes winter can last until the beginning of April. Winter is a good time for hiking. Less visitors at this time of the year.
March and April: These months are often windy
Spring (April and May):
Expect a little rain only. It’s the driest time of the year and warms up to 75°F (24°C) . The landscape is brown and it’s dusty. Waterfalls are on a low level. Easter time gets crowded.
Summer (June to August):
Extreme heat on the bottom of the canyon but hiking on high elevation pleasant. End of June rain starts. Vegetation turns green and flowers are in bloom. The flow of the waterfalls is impressive. It’s not always rainy, there are also perfect summer days. Camping on the bottom is a high risk due to flash floods.
Autumn (Sep. until mid.-Nov.):
Rain can last until mid-Sep. Temps are moderate and hiking conditions are good. It’s still hot on the bottom of the canyon.
June to September is the best time for river rafting on Rio Urique. Rio Grande is less wild, the ride is more gentle with beautiful panoramic views.