From: Acapulco to Cuernavaca
Date: March 9, 2001
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: 19-foot Class B Van

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- Intersection with Mex 95 from inland (Cuernavaca and Mexico City). This is Mile 136.8 of the prior log, it is 8.5 miles northwest of Acapulco on Mex 200. We are heading inland on a two-lane paved road that will allow us to bypass Acapulco. This route will follow the toll road to Cuernavaca.

000.6 Miles (001.0 Km)
-- Km 20 marker.

012.3 Miles (019.9 Km)
-- Pass over Puente La Sabana.

013.1 Miles (021.1 Km)
-- Road comes to an intersection. T. Colorado to left, Acapulco and Mexico Cuota to right. We go right toward Acapulco in order to reach the entrance of the toll road.

013.2 Miles (021.3 Km)
-- Sign says Acapulco 17 km.

013.7 Miles (022.1 Km)
-- Km 114 marker.

015.9 Miles (025.6 Km)
-- Pemex #4815 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s a large station with excellent access.

017.2 Miles (027.7 Km)
-- Pass through the town of El Quemado.

017.8 Miles (028.7 Km)
-- Merge onto Mex 95 heading for Acapulco.

018.1 Miles (029.2 Km)
-- Road splits to pass around what is in effect a large glorieta.

018.7 Miles (030.2 Km)
-- Retorno for Mexico por Autopista. Follow sign to reverse direction and head back up the hill toward the toll road and Cuernavaca.

019.9 Miles (032.1 Km)
-- Mexico Cuota to right, we go right to take toll road to Cuernavaca.

020.4 Miles (032.9 Km)
-- Exit right for Acapulco cuota, we continue straight for Mexico City.

020.5 Miles (033.1 Km)
-- Sign says Mexico (City) 368 km.

020.8 Miles (033.5 Km)
-- Toll booth at Km 365 marker. Rates: automobile – 85 pesos; 2,3,4, or 5 axles – 117 pesos. Highway begins the long climb up to Cuernavaca.

042.6 Miles (068.7 Km)
-- We pass through a tunnel.

044.3 Miles (071.5 Km)
-- Viewpoint on right.

044.6 Miles (071.9 Km)
-- Very large bridge over canyon.

047.8 Miles (077.1 Km)
-- Tierra Colorado exit.

057.8 Miles (093.2 Km)
-- Pines on both sides of the highway, we’re at about 2,700 feet.

060.9 Miles (098.2 Km)
-- Tunnel.

063.2 Miles (101.9 Km)
-- Tunnel.

068.1 Miles (109.8 Km)
-- Toll booth. Rates: automobile – 91 pesos; 2,3, or 4 axles – 123 pesos; 5,6 axles – 145 pesos.

074.6 Miles (120.3 Km)
-- Large roadside parking area with several restaurants.

074.9 Miles (120.8 Km)
-- Km 278 marker, entering the city of Chilpancingo. End of toll road for now.

075.0 Miles (120.9 Km)
-- Pemex #4033 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel.
Pemex #4049 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s medium-sized with no truck parking but good access, also bathrooms and a restaurant.
Laterals start after Pemex.

076.1 Miles (122.7 Km)
-- Exit right for Chilpancingo, we continue straight..

076.8 Miles (123.9 Km)
-- Pemex on right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. No number. Can’t access from highway.
Exit right for Chilpancingo after Pemex.

077.2 Miles (124.4 Km)
-- McDonalds visible on the right.

078.8 Miles (127.1 Km)
-- Exit right for Chilpancingo, we continue straight.

079.5 Miles (128.2 Km)
-- Pemex #0320 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel.

079.8 Miles (128.7 Km)
-- Km 270, leaving Chilpancingo.

081.3 Miles (131.1 Km)
-- Pemex #4572 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It has good access and some truck parking.

081.5 Miles (131.5 Km)
-- Exit on the right for Iguala, Zumpango, and Cuernavaca Libre to right. We continue straight for cuota.

089.1 Miles (143.7 Km)
-- Highway passes over Puente El Zapote which is an impressively large suspension bridge at Km 255.

101.8 Miles (164.2 Km)
-- Pass over suspension bridge.

110.2 Miles (177.7 Km)
-- Mirador (viewpoint) Rio Balsas.

110.6 Miles (178.4 Km)
-- Puente Rio Mezcala at 220 km marker.

136.9 Miles (220.8 Km)
-- Toll plaza. Rates: automobile – 149 pesos; 2,3, or 4 axles – 213 pesos; 5 or 6 axles – 275 pesos.

144.3 Miles (232.7 Km)
-- Pass over Puente Quetzalapa, a suspension bridge.

150.2 Miles (242.3 Km)
-- Leave state of Guerrero, enter state of Morelos.

165.0 Miles (266.1 Km)
-- Exit right for Tehuixtla and Tequesquitengo, we continue straight.

170.6 Miles (275.2 Km)
-- Exit right for Iguala and Taxco, we continue straight.

175.9 Miles (283.7 Km)
-- Exit right for Tequesquitengo and Balnearios at Km 115, we continue straight.

176.0 Miles (283.9 Km)
-- Toll booth. Rates: automobile – 53 pesos; 2,3,or 4 axles – 115 pesos; 5 or 6 axles – 105 pesos.

176.2 Miles (284.2 Km)
-- Pemex #2563 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. Not a good station for big rigs.

177.5 Miles (286.2 Km)
-- Fracc. Santa Fe exit to right, we continue straight.

179.4 Miles (289.4 Km)
-- Retorno.

182.3 Miles (294.0 Km)
-- Exit right for Aeropuerto and Tepetzingo, we continue straight.

182.8 Miles (294.8 Km)
-- Km 104, vendors selling flowers on shoulder of the highway.

185.4 Miles (299.0 Km)
-- Exit right for Fracc. Las Brisas. We continue straight.  Road begins to climb as it passes through Cuernevaca. Watch for very slow trucks in the right lane.

186.3 Miles (300.4 Km)
-- Exit right for Fracc. Burgos, we continue straight.

188.4 Miles (303.8 Km)
-- Km 95 marker.

188.5 Miles (304.0 Km)
-- The free road from the south (Acapulco, Taxco) merges in from the left.

188.6 Miles (304.2 Km)
-- Pemex #0462 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is large with very good access except that it is crowded.

188.9 Miles (304.6 Km)
-- Ave. Morelos joins from the left.

191.3 Miles (308.5 Km)
-- Cuautla and Yautepec exit (Entronque 4). The next log will begin at this point.

See Traveler’s Guide to Mexican Camping for information about camping in this area.
 

Copyright © 2001 Mike and Terri Church

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