From: Tepotzotlán (Mexico City) to Querétaro
Date: March 14, 2001
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: 19-foot Class B Van

Note: This route follows Mex 57D, a toll road, north from Mexico City to a campground just north of Querétaro. Rates on this road are not excessive and there is no reasonable alternate free route.

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- At Tepotzotlán exit. We are headed north from Mexico City on Mex 57. This is the point where the prior log ends.

000.3 Miles (000.5 Km)
-- Toll plaza. Rates: automobile – 48 pesos; 2 or 3 axles – 98 pesos; 4 or 5 axles – 192 pesos.
After the toll plaza we are on a six-lane divided highway, it is not a limited access highway however.

002.0 Miles (003.3 Km)
-- Pemex #4430 on right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. A large station with good access but no truck parking.

004.0 Miles (006.5 Km)
-- Km marker 49.

008.4 Miles (013.6 Km)
-- Exit on right for Tula and Refineria. We continue straight.

008.9 Miles (014.4 Km)
-- Pemex #5894 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s brand new with good access, no truck parking.

010.0 Miles (016.2 Km)
-- Pemex #4485 on thr right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s large with great access but no truck parking.

016.1 Miles (025.9 Km)
-- Exit on right for Tula. We continue straight.

016.8 Miles (027.0 Km)
-- Pemex #5288 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. OK access, no truck parking.

021.3 Miles (034.3 Km)
-- Exit on right for Santa Anna. We continue straight.

026.7 Miles (043.0 Km)
-- Exit on right for Jilotepec and Tula, Mex 11. We continue straight.

027.1 Miles (043.7 Km)
-- Pemex #4517 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. Good access and some truck parking.

032.5 Miles (052.3 Km)
-- Exit on right for San Francisco and San Agustin at Km 93 marker. We continue straight.

041.2 Miles (066.4 Km)
-- Exit on right at Km 107 for Huichapan and Calpulaipan. We continue straight.

055.0 Miles (088.6 Km)
-- Pemex #4739 on the right. It has Magna, Premium and diesel. This is a large station with lots of room and truck parking out back.

057.5 Miles (092.7 Km)
-- Exit on right for Polotitlan. We continue straight.

066.6 Miles (107.3 Km)
-- Pemex #0874 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s large with great access and truck parking in back.

066.8 Miles (107.7 Km)
-- Toll plaza. Rates: automobile – 50 pesos; 2, 3 or 4 axles on bus – 98 pesos; 2 or 3 axles on truck – 98; 4 or 5 axles on truck – 192 pesos.

067.1 Miles (108.1 Km)
-- Toluca and Atlacomulco Exit on right.  We continue straight.

068.3 Miles (110.1 Km)
-- Pemex #4344 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s a large Pemex with great access, a large restaurant, and lots of truck parking.

068.8 Miles (111.0 Km)
-- Km marker 151.

069.1 Miles (111.4 Km)
-- Exit on right for Pachuca and Huichapan. We continue straight.

069.4 Miles (111.9 Km)
-- Pemex #0873 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It has good access but no truck parking.

069.8 Miles (112.5 Km)
-- Palmilas exit on right. We continue straight.

072.1 Miles (116.2 Km)
-- Pemex #3680 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It has OK access but no truck parking.

073.7 Miles (118.8 Km)
-- Exit on right for Tequisquiapan, San Juan del Rio, and Peña del Bernal. We continue straight.

074.6 Miles (120.2 Km)
-- San Juan del Rio exit on right. We continue straight.

076.8 Miles (123.8 Km)
-- Exit on right for San Juan del Rio and La Muralla. We continue straight.

077.7 Miles (125.2 Km)
-- Exit on right for Loma Linda. We continue straight.

079.1 Miles (127.5 Km)
-- Pemex #5664 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is large and has great access and truck parking.

080.0 Miles (129.0 Km)
-- Exit on right for La Estancia and El Porvenir. We continue straight.

081.3 Miles (131.0 Km)
-- Exit on right for Amalco and Galindo. We continue straight.

084.3 Miles (135.9 Km)
-- Exit on right for El Sauz and San Clemente. We continue straight.

088.2 Miles (142.2 Km)
-- Pemex #0871 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It has OK access and some truck parking.

088.5 Miles (142.7 Km)
-- Exit on right for Pedro Escobedo. We continue straight.

090.0 Miles (145.1 Km)
-- Exit on right for El Ahorcado and La Palma. We continue straight.

091.6 Miles (147.7 Km)
-- Exit on right for Calamanda and Benito Juarez. We continue straight.

094.0 Miles (151.5 Km)
-- Pemex #5071 on the right and Pemex #4295 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. These are large stations with truck parking.

094.3 Miles (152.0 Km)
-- Exit on right for Cadereyta and Peñal de Bernal. We continue straight.

094.5 Miles (152.3 Km)
-- Exit on right for S.L. Postosi and San Miguel de Allende. This is the eastern ring road around Queretaro. We continue straight and don’t take it.

095.2 Miles (153.5 Km)
-- Pemexes on both sides. Large stations with good access and truck parking. After this the freeway is running through the large city of Queretaro.

095.6 Miles (154.1 Km)
-- El Colorado exit on right. We continue straight.

096.7 Miles (155.9 Km)
-- Los Cues and Griega exit on right. We continue straight.

099.7 Miles (160.7 Km)
-- Pemex #5085 on the left with Magna, Premium and diesel. Access only from southbound lanes. Good access and lots of truck parking.

101.0 Miles (162.8 Km)
-- Statue in middle of highway.

101.3 Miles (163.3 Km)
-- Querétaro exit on right. Autos only, then autobuses only exit. We continue straight.

103.6 Miles (167.0 Km)
-- Exit on right for Juriquilla and Blvd. Quintana (airport). We continue straight.

103.9 Miles (167.5 Km)
-- Sign says Queretaro, population 469,552.

104.9 Miles (169.1 Km)
-- Mega supermarket on left.

105.2 Miles (169.6 Km)
-- Pemex #3366 on both sides with Magna, Premium, and diesel. Pasteur exit just before Pemexes.  We continue straight.

105.6 Miles (170.2 Km)
-- Pass over Ave. Corregidora.

106.4 Miles (171.6 Km)
-- San Louis Potosi Exit and Km 0. Follow signs for S.L. Potosi.

107.2 Miles (172.8 Km)
-- Pass over Ave. Zaragoza.

107.7 Miles (173.6 Km)
-- Km 2 marker.

108.3 Miles (174.6 Km)
-- Pemex #4882 on the right.

109.3 Miles (176.2 Km)
-- Pemex #4687 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. Medium-sized with decent access from northbound lanes.

109.9 Miles (177.3 Km)
-- Pemex #886 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It has OK access from southbound lanes but no truck parking.

110.1 Miles (177.5 Km)
-- Exit for Blvd. Quintana and airport. We continue straight.

111.7 Miles (180.2 Km)
-- Pemex #4013 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. Medium-sized with decent access from southbound lanes only.

112.9 Miles (182.0 Km)
-- Pemex #5505 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is large with good access from northbound lanes and truck parking.

114.8 Miles (185.1 Km)
-- Juriquilla exit and Km 14 marker. We continue straight.

115.4 Miles (186.0 Km)
-- Pemex #0880 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. The Aztec Parador Hotel is located behind. This is a popular stopping point for RVers as there is a campground with hookups behind the Pemex. This will be the beginning point for the next log.

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

Copyright © 2001 Mike and Terri Church

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