[Note that our Copper Canyon trips usually originate from Chihuahua City- American Airlines and Continental Airlines have good flights there from Dallas and Houston respectively. We also can do group or individual tours of Copper Canyon originating in Los Mochis or El Fuerte]
El Paso is a safe city, it has an easy and clean airport, and the hotel we use there has great rooms and service.
Often our groups land at ELP and go directly across and spend the first night in Casas Grandes.
If we stay in El Paso, it is often at the hospitable Microtel El Paso Airport, just steps from the front door of the El Paso terminal.
Sometimes we use the Holiday Inn Express on the west side of town near the quiet St Teresa crossing.