Photo: Robert Kleinfeld, Chihuahua al Pacifico
Chihuahua is located in Northwestern Mexico and is bordered by the states of Sonora to the west, Sinaloa to the southwest, Durango to the south, and Coahuila to the east. To the north and northeast, it has a long border with the U.S. adjacent to the U.S. states of New Mexico and Texas. Its capital city is Chihuahua City.
Chihuahua is home to its namesake Chihuahuan Desert. The state is also forested and mountainous. Las Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon) is located in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, part of the continental spine that also includes the Rocky Mountains.