Route: Celestino Gasca to Mazatlán
Date: November 30, 2006
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: Pickup with Camper (22.5 Ft. Total Length) Accompanied by 38 Ft. Class A Coach with Tow Car


Note: This log runs from Celestino Gasca south to Mazatlán. It backtracks along the same route driven yesterday from the free Mex 15 and then continues south on that road. There are no tolls to be paid along this route.

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- Enter Mex 15 Maxipista heading north. This is Mile 207 of yesterday’s log.

006.5 Miles (010.5 Km) -- Km 89 marker.

006.7 Miles (010.8 Km) -- Exit right for La Cruz and merge onto a divided 4 lane highway with a row of lights down the middle headed east.

007.3 Miles (011.8 Km) -- Pemex with no number on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

008.1 Miles (013.1 Km) -- Cross RR tracks. Pemex #6162 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel and the road turns to the right just after RR tracks.

008.5 Miles (013.7 Km) -- Turn left to take a bypass road around La Cruz.

010.1 Miles (016.3 Km) -- At a T turn left on the main road which goes to Mex 15 libre.

019.9 Miles (032.1 Km) -- At Mex 15 libre. We turn right for Mazatlan.

021.6 Miles (034.8 Km) -- Km 102 marker.

027.8 Miles (044.8 Km) -- Elota turnoff to the left.

035.0 Miles (056.5 Km) – Ixpalino turnoff to the right.

035.9 Miles (057.9 Km) -- Km 78 marker.

038.4 Miles (061.9 Km) -- Enter town of Crucero Piaxtla

038.7 Miles (062.4 Km) -- Out of town.

039.4 Miles (063.5 Km) -- Estacion Dimas to the right just before Km 72.

042.7 Miles (068.9 Km) -- San Ignacio turnoff to the left.

043.1 Miles (069.5 Km) -- Pemex #1772 on the left with magna, premium, and no diesel. Only a couple of pumps but in a big sand/gravel lot – maybe room for a rig or 2 to park.

044.3 Miles (071.5 Km) -- Km 64 marker.

046.5 Miles (075.0 Km) -- Limon de los Peraza turnoff to the right/

062.7 Miles (101.1 Km) -- El Quelite turnoff to the left.

063.2 Miles (101.9 Km) -- Marmol cutoff to the right.

063.3 Miles (102.1 Km) -- Km 32 and cross a river.

074.1 Miles (119.5 Km) -- Km 14 marker.

075.7 Miles (122.1 Km) -- Playas Mazatlan turn off to the right. This is the northern entrance to Mazatlán.

080.6 Miles (130.0 Km) -- Culiacan Cuota (Maxipista) to the right.

080.9 Miles (130.5 Km) -- Toll traffic merges with the libre, we continue south. This is the southern entrance if you were headed north.

081.5 Miles (131.5 Km) -- Pemex #6173 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

082.3 Miles (132.7 Km) -- Pemex #1766 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

082.4 Miles (132.9 Km) -- Split in road – left is to Tepic and right is to Mazatlan Playas – we go right.

083.0 Miles (133.9 Km) -- Over the RR tracks.

083.5 Miles (134.7 Km) -- Take the 2nd right – signed for Estadio – this is Buelna.

084.1 Miles (135.6 Km) -- Pemex #4025 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

084.3 Miles (136.0 Km) -- Bull ring on the right.

084.5 Miles (136.3 Km) -- Gigante supermarket on the right and Home Depot on the left.

085.1 Miles (137.3 Km) -- Pemex #3203 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

082.6 Miles (133.2 Km) -- At traffic circle (glorieta).

See our book Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for information about camping possibilities in Mazatlán. Most campground instructions start at this glorieta.
 



 

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