Re: travel on Puertocitos highway

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Posted by David K on September 11, 2013 at 14:26:44:

In Reply to: travel on Puertocitos highway posted by dennis on September 09, 2013 at 20:20:07:

: I'm planning to visit Baja after not being there for 5 years. Wondering how the travel is from Mexicali-san felipe-puertocitos-hwy 1-bay of LA-loreto-mulege. Is it safe to travel? How is the road? Is Coco's corner still thriving? thank you for the information. dennis

I was last over this entire route one year ago, but others have been posting regular updates on another Baja forum:

Mexicali to San Felipe, 125 miles: all 'new-style', wide, 2 and 4 lane highway except for about a 3 mile section just south of La Ventana (just over halfway to San Felipe), which they are working on now. Fast highway, outside of populated areas.

San Felipe to Puertecitos entrance road, 51 miles: same old style, narrow paved road with sudden, steep dips (vados), but repairs to some made and holes filled. Slow highway.

Puertecitos to Papa Fernandez', Bahia San Luis Gonzaga, 43 miles: All paved, new style wide highway, comes to an end just before Papa's road. Fast highway, but watch for fallen rocks through the cuts in the mountains.

Gonzaga Bay to Coco's Corner, 23 miles: Same old graded dirt road, washboard, 2WD is fine, but trailers, motorhomes, and low cars should avoid unless driven real slow.

Coco was there a year ago and quite happy... recent reports say he has been back to Ensenada sometimes to see doctor.

Coco's Corner to Hwy. 1 (Laguna Chapala, 13 miles: Graded dirt road, but rocky as it cuts through mountain, same advice as for previous section.

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