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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 11:39 AM


Does anyone have an approximate mileage from the highway turnoff north of Catavina to Punta Canoas, down the coast and out to Hwy 1 around Jesus Maria area?

I have wanted to do this for years on my 450 EXC....and wonder if I need the 5 gallon tank...

I know some fishermen along the way might have gas for sale/trade...

Any experienced info would be appreciated....:coolup:





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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 12:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
Does anyone have an approximate mileage from the highway turnoff north of Catavina to Punta Canoas, down the coast and out to Hwy 1 around Jesus Maria area?

I have wanted to do this for years on my 450 EXC....and wonder if I need the 5 gallon tank...

I know some fishermen along the way might have gas for sale/trade...

Any experienced info would be appreciated....:coolup:



I have been out there often, each time taking a slightly different route. You will find several forks in the road with some of these simply joining back up farther down. Sometimes not and that is where you have to be careful. I have often wondered if Gary Patton tried to walk out of there after running into difficulty, only to get hopelessly lost in the myriad of roads and paths, succumbing to the elements?

The average route is around 50 miles and it will take you between 75-90 minutes or more, based on your vehicle suspension and how fast you ride/drive.

Good place to have a GPS messaging device.

Take some smokes to hand out at the fish camps and you will have some new best friends willing to share their fresh catch as well as offer up any needed advice for where to head next.

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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 12:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  

That picture shows road scar of 100,000 prior visitors from Orange County.


I'll pick you up in SD before we cross the border and you can help us p/u trash along the way, you game?


[Edited on 4-27-2018 by JZ]


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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 12:22 PM


Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
Does anyone have an approximate mileage from the highway turnoff north of Catavina to Punta Canoas, down the coast and out to Hwy 1 around Jesus Maria area?

I have wanted to do this for years on my 450 EXC....and wonder if I need the 5 gallon tank...

I know some fishermen along the way might have gas for sale/trade...

Any experienced info would be appreciated....:coolup:



I'll measure it when I get back to my home pc tonight.


[Edited on 4-27-2018 by JZ]




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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 01:22 PM


Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
Does anyone have an approximate mileage from the highway turnoff north of Catavina to Punta Canoas, down the coast and out to Hwy 1 around Jesus Maria area?

I have wanted to do this for years on my 450 EXC....and wonder if I need the 5 gallon tank...

I know some fishermen along the way might have gas for sale/trade...

Any experienced info would be appreciated....:coolup:



Sure... but the road just north of Cataviña goes directly to Faro San José and not Canoas, which is to the northwest of that road. Gary Patton's Toyota was found just off the abandoned road to Canoas from the above road (near Rancho Santa María on the map). Newer traffic uses the coastal road via Los Morros to go between Canoas and San José fish camp. I drove both roads last year.

*Cataviña is at Km. 179 (6.8 miles south of road to coast).
*Hwy. 1 (Km. 168) to Faro San José is about 44 miles.
*Faro San José to Punta Cono Jcn. (where the good graded road begins) is 39 miles.
*Punta Cono to Santa Rosalillita is 32 miles. Emergency gas here.
*Santa Rosalillita to Hwy. 1 (at Km. 62.5) via Punta Rosarito is 18 miles.
*Villa Jesus María Pemex is at Km. 95. (20 miles from Km. 62.5).
160 total miles Cataviña to Villa Jesus María.

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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 01:32 PM


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Punta Canoas to the West of the main fish camp looks a like more interesting to me. Not necessarily to camp on the beach, more the cliffs above the beach. Anyone checked that area out?




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In 2007, we drove up to the top of the Canoas Mesa above Punta Canoas, before heading south... very windy and quite a view! Last year, I took the left fork and went directly to Puerto Canoas.


South (Squarecircle's LR-3 in distance)


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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 06:10 PM


Quote: Originally posted by motoged  
Does anyone have an approximate mileage from the highway turnoff north of Catavina to Punta Canoas, down the coast and out to Hwy 1 around Jesus Maria area?

I have wanted to do this for years on my 450 EXC....and wonder if I need the 5 gallon tank...

I know some fishermen along the way might have gas for sale/trade...

Any experienced info would be appreciated....:coolup:



Here's the route in red. Right at 150 miles, but probably 10-15 miles longer as I cut some corners in mapping it fast.

If you take the route that drops you into Canoas instead of San Jose (turn off roughly 25 miles before Catavina), then that adds ~20 miles to the trip, but more in the dirt.




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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 06:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  


In 2007, we drove up to the top of the Canoas Mesa above Punta Canoas, before heading south... very windy and quite a view! Last year, I took the left fork and went directly to Puerto Canoas.



I think we are going to check it out when riding down from Hwy 1. Take a lunch break, drink a couple beers, fly the drone, and then head down to a camp spot below San Jose.




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[*] posted on 4-27-2018 at 06:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
I think we are going to check it out when riding down from Hwy 1. Take a lunch break, drink a couple beers, fly the drone, and then head down to a camp spot below San Jose.


Please share video when you return from the trip (or during is OK too).




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[*] posted on 4-28-2018 at 08:11 AM


Muchas gracias amigos for the mileage and map info :cool:

Planning to do it this coming winter and camp out along the way for a few sleeps....too epic a ride to blast through in a day...planning a solo ride but a few Nomads may tag along if they can figure out how to camp...maybe one of them will arrange a support vehicle to carry their dainties.... :light:




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If you have any specific questions Ged, just email or u2u me. I was fortunate to cover much of Baja last year for the Baja Bound research. I put most of my trip and photos in my 7 trip reports in 2017, but not all.



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[*] posted on 4-28-2018 at 03:21 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  

That picture shows road scar of 100,000 prior visitors from Orange County.


I'll pick you up in SD before we cross the border and you can help us p/u trash along the way, you game?


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[*] posted on 4-28-2018 at 03:51 PM


Anyone know what the biggest dunes along the route?

The ones just Southwest of Punta Cono look pretty big on Google Earth. Anyone know how big they are?




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