South Road Conditions - Cd. Insurgentes to San Juanico via Las Barrancas


Mexican Highway 53 from Ciudad Insurgentes is paved the 110 road miles to San Juanico. In Insurgentes auto parts are available at Chinos Auto Parts and gasoline at Pemex stations. The highway is in good condition the 20 minutes to Saragoza where you will find the last Pemex station. The road from Saragoza to the Las Barrancas turn-off is riddled with potholes. Drive slowly. Some potholes extend completely across the road and are unavoidable. Take care to avoid livestock grazing along the highway. There are several highway construction detours where a dirt road parallels the road construction for a couple of miles. 

The road from Cd. Insurgentes runs straight without turns or curves. About 75 miles from Cd. Insurgentes the road curves gently to the right. This is where you turn left to Las Barrancas. Do not miss this turn. There is a directional sign indicating the left turn but it is plastered with stickers and barely readable. Follow the signs from here to San Juanico. Along this route, erosion has undercut the pavement and left it damaged along the edges. There are two detours through the arroyos where the causeways were washed-out. Upon arriving in San Juanico, drive straight through town and out the dirt road to the Scorpion Bay Cantina and Campground. See you for dinner.

Drive Safely.