From: Matejuala to Saltillo
Date: March 28, 2001
Logged By: Mike and Terri Church
Vehicle: 19-foot Class B Van

000.0 Miles (000.0 Km) -- On Hwy 57 at the Las Palmas Motel just north of Matehuala. The last log ended at this point. The road is a two-lane paved highway.

000.9 Miles (001.4 Km)
-- Pemex #2297 on left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized with good access and truck parking out front.

001.2 Miles (001.9 Km)
-- Pemex #2294 on left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It also is medium-sized with good access and truck parking out front.

002.1 Miles (003.4 Km)
-- The road widens to four lanes.

002.1 Miles (003.4 Km)
-- Cutoff to Cedral. We continue straight.

012.9 Miles (020.8 Km)
-- Leaving state of S. L. Potosí, entering state of Nuevo Leon.

030.4 Miles (049.0 Km)
-- New Pemex going up on the left. No number yet.

042.8 Miles (069.0 Km)
-- La Laguna, a truck stop area.

066.3 Miles (106.9 Km)
-- Cutoff right for La Ascención on Hwy 10. We continue straight.

076.2 Miles (122.9 Km)
-- Pemex #5701 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s medium-sized with good access but no parking.

077.9 Miles (125.6 Km)
-- Cutoff right for Linares on Hwy 60. We continue straight.

107.6 Miles (173.5 Km)
-- Enter town of San Rafael.

108.1 Miles (174.3 Km)
-- Pemex #3290 on right with Magna and Premium. It is medium-sized with good access only from the northbound lanes.

108.9 Miles (175.6 Km)
-- Leaving San Rafael.

122.6 Miles (197.7 Km)
-- Km 202 marker.

123.2 Miles (198.7 Km)
-- Saltillo toll road to right, free to left. We go left. Road becomes two lanes.

125.5 Miles (202.4 Km)
-- Entering state of Coahuila.

129.9 Miles (209.4 Km)
-- Cutoff right for toll road, free road straight. We go straight. Highway is passing through a very scenic valley.

148.7 Miles (239.8 Km)
-- Hwy 54. Saltillo right, Zacatecas left. We go right toward Saltillo.

148.4 Miles (239.3 Km)
-- Pemex #4107 on the right with Magna, Premium, and diesel. Medium-sized with good access and some truck parking.

150.3 Miles (242.4 Km)
-- Pass through town of La Encantada.

156.5 Miles (252.4 Km)
-- Road becomes four lanes.

157.7 Miles (254.4 Km)
-- Entering the city of Saltillo, population 577,352.

159.7 Miles (257.6 Km)
-- Soriana supermarket on the right. Pemex #3269 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It is medium-sized and access is only from the opposite lanes.

159.8 Miles (257.7 Km)
-- Turn right just past Soriana on Luis Escheverria. This is the beginning of a ring road around central Saltillo. It is signed for Monterrey
and Matehuala. It is a two-lane paved road.

160.8 Miles (259.4 Km)
-- Make a 90-degree left turn following a Matehuala sign. After making the turn Pemex #5631 is on the right. It has Magna, Premium, and diesel.

161.8 Miles (261.0 Km)
-- Pemex #5757 on the right with Magna, and Premium. This is a small station but access is O.K.

162.5 Miles (262.1 Km)
-- Pemex #2252 on the left with Magna, Premium, and diesel. It’s medium-sized and has poor access and only from the opposite lanes.

163.1 Miles (263.1 Km)
-- Carrefour supermarket on the right.

163.9 Miles (264.4 Km)
-- Cutoff right for Matehuala and Mexico Cuota. We continue straight.

164.4 Miles (265.1 Km)
-- Pemex #2780 on the right with Magna and Premium. It’s small with poor access.

164.7 Miles (265.6 Km)
-- Cutoff right for Monterrey and Monclova on Garza. We continue straight.

166.0 Miles (267.7 Km)
– Monterrey exit to right. We turn right.

167.1 Miles (269.4 Km)
-- Intersection. Soriana supermarket ahead and to the right. Straight for Monterrey. This will be the beginning of 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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