Route: Villa Corona to San Miguel de Allende
Date: December 11, 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 Villa Corona (a small town south of Guadalajara) to San Miguel de Allende. The entire route is on free roads, no tolls. It's a long day's drive, often on secondary roads. Note that the log includes the route to be used to transit Guadalajara on the southeast side of the city. This can be very confusing without local knowledge, the log should make it easier.

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- Central Villa Corona on Mex 80 heading east. Pemex #1625 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. A smaller station but OK access for RVs.

 

000.2 Miles (000.3 Km) -- Out of Villa Corona.

 

001.0 Miles (001.6 Km) -- Km 12 marker (counting down).

 

002.7 Miles (004.4 Km) -- Pemex (no number yet) on the left with magna, premium, and diesel – still under construction.

 

003.0 Miles (004.8 Km) -- Cross the RR tracks.

 

003.6 Miles (005.8 Km) – Acatlán turnoff to the right – we stay to the left.

 

005.7 Miles (009.2 Km) -- Turn left at a T.

 

006.1 Miles (009.8 Km) -- Pemex #1555 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Good size with good access for RVs.

 

007.9 Miles (012.7 Km) -- At the intersection with Mex 54 – right to Colima and left to Guadalajara – we go left.

 

008.0 Miles (012.9 Km) -- Exit right is route to Jiquilipán de Juárez on Mex 15 – we continue straight.

 

009.1 Miles (014.7 Km) -- Km 120 marker.

 

011.6 Miles (018.7 Km) --  Pemex #5789 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Med size station with good access from this direction

 

011.7 Miles (018.9 Km) -- Pemex under construction on the right – no sign yet.

 

011.9 Miles (019.2 Km) -- Pemex #7564 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

014.5 Miles (023.4 Km) -- Exit right for Tlajomulco de Zúñiga. We continue straight.

 

014.5 Miles (023.4 Km) -- Pemex #3188 on both sides of the road with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

016.9 Miles (027.3 Km) -- Las Plazas outlet stores on the left.

 

017.9 Miles (028.9 Km) -- Pemex #7590 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

018.5 Miles (029.8 Km) -- Pemex #8721 magna, premium, and diesel on the right. New station – good access only for vehicles traveling this direction.

 

018.6 Miles (030.0 Km) -- Km 136 marker.

 

020.6 Miles (033.2 Km) -- Pemex #3532 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

021.4 Miles (034.5 Km) -- Overpass. We’re approaching Guadalajara. See our book Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for information about Guadalajara and campgrounds in this area.

 

021.5 Miles (034.7 Km) -- Pemex #7477 on the left.

 

021.8 Miles (035.2 Km) -- Pemex #6096 on the right with magna and premium, no diesel.

 

021.8 Miles (035.2 Km) -- Wal-Mart on the right.

 

023.2 Miles (037.4 Km) -- Pemex #5437 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

023.3 Miles (037.6 Km) -- Get onto lateral to right to prepare for exit onto Guadalajara ring road. Pemex #5376 on the right magna, premium, and diesel.

 

023.8 Miles (038.4 Km) -- Don’t miss this turn! We exit to the right to get on the Periferico around central Guadalajara.

 

024.5 Miles (039.5 Km) -- Pemex #7223 on the left with magna and premium, no diesel. No access from this direction.

 

025.6 Miles (041.3 Km) -- Pemex #3444 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

026.6 Miles (042.9 Km) -- Pemex #8567 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

026.9 Miles (043.4 Km) -- Pemex #4227 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

027.1 Miles (043.7 Km) -- Pemex #7806 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

028.5 Miles (046.0 Km) -- Pemex #4271 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

031.3 Miles (050.5 Km) -- Chapala and Aeropuerto exit to the right, we continue straight.

 

031.5 Miles (050.8 Km) -- Exit right for Mexico and Guadalajara Centro, we exit right to curve around and head north. This is the proper bypass route, straight takes you onto city streets and a likely ticket.

 

031.6 Miles (051.0 Km) -- Merge onto road going north.

 

031.8 Miles (051.3 Km) -- Pemex #3553 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

033.2 Miles (053.5 Km) -- Pemex #8684 on the right with magna, premium, and no diesel.

 

033.8 Miles (054.5 Km) -- Exit right for Tonalá and Mexico (sign here says no trucks). Don’t take but be ready to take next exit.

 

034.1 Miles (055.0 Km) -- An exit from the main road signed for Mexico and Nogales – we exit here to right. Despite the sign it’s a tough way to get to Nogales but it will take you out of Guadalajara to the east.

 

034.3 Miles (055.3 Km) -- Stay right at a Y – left is to Nogales and right is to Mexico.

 

034.7 Miles (056.0 Km) -- Pemex #2323 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

035.3 Miles (056.9 Km) -- Pemex #4846.

 

035.3 Miles (056.9 Km) -- Pemex #4857.

 

035.7 Miles (057.6 Km) – Cuota (toll road east) is off to the right, we are on route to the libre.

 

036.1 Miles (058.2 Km) -- Pemex #4529 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel as we merge onto Mex 80 Libre at sign.

 

036.6 Miles (059.0 Km) -- Pemex #4292 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

038.5 Miles (062.1 Km) -- Pemex #3533 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

040.5 Miles (065.3 Km) -- Tonalá retorno (U-turn) is signed here.There is massive construction right now so you can’t really tell exactly what the route would be. We continue straigt and are leaving the Guadalajara metropolitan area now and traffic is thinning.

 

046.0 Miles (074.2 Km) -- Enter city of Puente Grande.

 

046.2 Miles (074.5 Km) -- Pemex #1604 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Med size with OK access for RVs.

 

046.5 Miles (075.0 Km) -- Town square on the right.

 

046.8 Miles (075.5 Km) -- One way bridge with nice old stone towers on each end.

 

049.3 Miles (079.5 Km) -- Pemex (no number yet) under construction on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

049.2 Miles (079.4 Km) -- Pemex #8435 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

052.2 Miles (084.2 Km) -- Take the exit right signed for Irapuato and Tepatitlán – straight is Zapotlanejo just ahead.

 

054.0 Miles (087.1 Km) -- Exit right is for Irapuato and La Piedad (Mex 90) – we go left for Lagos de Moreno (Mex 80).

 

054.0 Miles (087.1 Km) -- Km 158 marker.

 

055.9 Miles (090.2 Km) -- Pemex #3859 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Large with very good access but no parking room.

 

066.3 Miles (106.9 Km) -- Turn off left to Acatic. We continue straight. Pemex #3751 on the left just after turn with magna, premium, and diesel. Large station with good access but crowded.

 

068.0 Miles (109.7 Km) -- Km 134 marker.

 

069.8 Miles (112.6 Km) -- Enter Las Motas.

 

074.7 Miles (120.5 Km) -- Entering outskirts of Tepatitlán de Morelos. Pemex #1621 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Big station with good access and room for a couple of trucks to park.

 

076.7 Miles (123.7 Km) -- Gigante supermarket and Kentucky Fried Chicken on the left.

 

076.7 Miles (123.7 Km) -- Km 119 marker.

 

077.0 Miles (124.2 Km) -- Pemex #1619 on the right with magna, premium, but no diesel.

 

078.0 Miles (125.8 Km) -- Mercado Soriana supermarket on the left.

 

078.4 Miles (126.5 Km) -- Pemex #1620 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Small station with not much room.

 

079.0 Miles (127.4 Km) -- Out of Tepatitlán.

 

080.5 Miles (129.8 Km) -- Pemex #8455 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Med station with tight access.

 

081.0 Miles (130.6 Km) -- Km 112 marker.

 

082.0 Miles (132.3 Km) -- Km 110 marker.

 

083.4 Miles (134.5 Km) – We turn right signed Lagos de Moreno and Arandas.

 

083.7 Miles (135.0 Km) -- Km 43 marker.

 

083.9 Miles (135.3 Km) -- Left is a retorno for Lagos de Moreno Cuota – we continue straight for Arandas on Mex 84.

 

086.8 Miles (140.0 Km) -- Km 38 marker.

 

091.6 Miles (147.7 Km) -- Pemex #2814 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.  Med size but with OK access – we stop for fuel. This is the outskirts of Capilla de Guadalupe.

 

092.7 Miles (149.5 Km) -- Pemex #6087 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Med size with access about like the one above – no parking.

 

098.0 Miles (158.1 Km) -- Pemex #6992 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Med station with OK access We enter San Ignacio Cerro Gordo here.

 

099.8 Miles (161.0 Km) -- Pemex #3607 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

103.8 Miles (167.4 Km) -- Pemex on the right – couldn’t see the number.

 

108.3 Miles (174.7 Km) -- Pemex #6801 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Small station with limited access. We are entering Arandas here.

 

108.7 Miles (175.3 Km) -- A circle and signed Libre Norte. We continue straight.

 

109.3 Miles (176.3 Km) -- At a circle we turned right following sign to Lib Sur and Irapuato and León. This is the bypass route around Arandas.

112.0 Miles (180.6 Km) -- Pemex #3713 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Med to large size with good access – probably no parking.

113.9 Miles (183.7 Km) -- At the end of Lib Sur and turn right for Irapuato.

 

119.2 Miles (192.3 Km) -- Pemex #3614 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Med size but very open and with good access Turn off left here is to Jesus María and Ayotlán – we continue straight signed for Irapuato

 

128.0 Miles (206.5 Km) -- Pemex #4978 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Med to large with good access but no parking.

 

132.6 Miles (213.9 Km) -- At 7,100 feet altitude.

 

138.3 Miles (223.1 Km) -- Road to the left goes to La Piedad de Cabedas – we continue straight signed for Irapuato.

 

140.9 Miles (227.3 Km) -- Enter state of Guanajuato.

 

141.3 Miles (227.9 Km) -- Km 64 marker.

 

143.6 Miles (231.6 Km) -- At Km 60 we enter Atotonilquilo.

 

144.0 Miles (232.3 Km) -- Out of town.

 

145.3 Miles (234.4 Km) -- At a T left is to Ciudad Manuel Doblado and we go right signed to Irapuato.

 

153.2 Miles (247.1 Km) -- Km 44 marker.

 

157.8 Miles (254.5 Km) -- We turn left signed for Silao and Romita – straight was for Irapuato.

 

158.3 Miles (255.3 Km) -- Km 34 marker.

 

160.7 Miles (259.2 Km) – In San J de la Puerta.

 

161.0 Miles (259.7 Km) – Ciudad Manuel Doblado to the left and we stay right for Leon and Silao. The road we are on is signed as Guo 110.

 

161.8 Miles (261.0 Km) -- Km 28 marker.

 

165.6 Miles (267.1 Km) -- At intersection left to Leon and Aeropuerto and right to Silao and Romita – we go right.

 

165.7 Miles (267.3 Km) -- Pemex #4254 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Med station with OK access.

 

167.0 Miles (269.4 Km) -- Enter San Ramon – not much here.

 

169.0 Miles (272.6 Km) -- Enter Monte De Hoyos just before Km 16 marker.

 

169.2 Miles (272.9 Km) -- Out of town.

 

177.8 Miles (286.8 Km) -- We turn left on the Libramiento to go around Romita  – signed for Leon and Irapuato.

 

180.5 Miles (291.1 Km) -- We turn left at the end of the Libramiento around Romita and we’re back on the main road.

 

180.7 Miles (291.5 Km) -- Km 10 marker.

 

181.7 Miles (293.1 Km) -- Pemex #4833 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Med with good access and no parking.

 

182.4 Miles (294.2 Km) -- Enter La Aldea.

 

186.4 Miles (300.6 Km) -- Pemex #6106 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Med size and it looked like OK access We are now in Silao and streets are busy.

 

186.6 Miles (301.0 Km) -- Over the RR tracks and we go right. A tough turn but Mike in the coach following makes it OK with no problems. Not as bad as it looked.  

 

187.7 Miles (302.7 Km) – On city streets. At a T and we turn left.

 

188.0 Miles (303.2 Km) -- Pemex #1682 on the left with magna and diesel, no premium.

 

188.2 Miles (303.5 Km) -- Road to Irapuato and Mexico (Mex 45) go off to the right – we stay straight for Guanajuato/Cubilete (Mex 110) and Leon (Mex 45).

 

188.4 Miles (303.9 Km) -- Leon and Aeropuerto (Mex 45) exit to right – we go straight.

 

188.6 Miles (304.2 Km) -- Guanajuato cuota to the left and libre to the right – we go right for the libre.

 

190.8 Miles (307.7 Km) -- Guanajuato Libre to the right – Guanajuato cuota (toll road) straight and to the left is Cubilete – we go right for the Libre.

 

192.8 Miles (311.0 Km) -- Over the cuota (toll road).

 

195.6 Miles (315.5 Km) -- Irapuato to the right –we continue straight for Guanajuato and Delores Hidalgo.

 

196.1 Miles (316.3 Km) -- Km 10 marker.

 

196.4 Miles (316.8 Km) -- Under the cuota (toll road).

 

196.6 Miles (317.1 Km) -- Pemex #5686 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel. Small station with difficult access for larger rigs.

 

197.2 Miles (318.1 Km) -- Siemens factory on the left just before Km 8 marker.

 

198.9 Miles (320.8 Km) -- VW dealer on the right. We’ve reached the outskirts of Guanajuato. See our book Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for attractions and campgrounds in Guanajuato.

 

199.3 Miles (321.5 Km) -- At a circle we stay right for Marfil, Guanajuato Centro, and Juventino Rosas. Pass through a tunnel.

 

199.4 Miles (321.6 Km) -- At the end of the tunnel we stay right for SM de Allende – left is for Delores Hidalgo, a congested route through town.

 

199.6 Miles (321.9 Km) -- Pemex #6471 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

199.8 Miles (322.3 Km) -- Pemex #4218 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

199.9 Miles (322.4 Km) -- At a huge circle we stay right and then go left around circle.

 

200.0 Miles (322.6 Km) -- Come out of circle signed for Juventino Rosas and San Miguel de Allende.

 

200.3 Miles (323.1 Km) -- Pemex #8173 on the left with magna, premium, and diesel.

 

201.3 Miles (324.7 Km) -- At a circle we go left for J Rosas and SM Allende.

 

201.9 Miles (325.6 Km) -- Km 7 marker.

 

203.1 Miles (327.6 Km) -- Km 9 marker.

 

204.5 Miles (329.8 Km) -- Pemex #7815 on the right with magna, premium, and diesel. Med station with good access

 

208.6 Miles (336.5 Km) -- Enter village of La Sauceda.

 

209.2 Miles (337.4 Km) -- Out of town.

 

220.5 Miles (355.6 Km) -- Turn left for San Miguel – straight is to Celaya.

 

224.7 Miles (362.4 Km) -- Km 30 marker.

 

225.1 Miles (363.1 Km) -- Road to the left goes to Delores Hidalgo – we stay straight for SM Allende.

 

240.0 Miles (387.1 Km) -- Cross Presa Allende.

 

240.2 Miles (387.4 Km) -- Km 4 marker.

 

242.6 Miles (391.3 Km) -- At a T we go left to SM Allende and right is to Celaya

 

247.4 Miles (399.0 Km) -- Km 43 marker.

 

248.0 Miles (400.0 Km) – Mega supermarket on the right at the circle into town.

 

See our book Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for information about attractions and campgrounds in San Miguel.




 

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