4x4 crux | Warning

Mexico

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Driving from La Paz via San Evaristo to Ciudad Constitution this is the most challenging climb one has to master. Driving UP you need definitively 4x4, high clearance and low ratio highly recommended. Driving DOWN (seawards) high clearance might do it. You face a steep climb, loose rocks and uneven surface.

From La Paz to San Evaristo you start with a sealed road, then sand/gravel which gets very corrugated on the last third. One very sandy spot awaits you at N 24.74122 W 110.65660 [Moderator note: these coordinates are incorrect as they are is in the sea] (see iOverlander "road to San Evaristo"), followed by a short inland drive 4kms further north. If you have any problems to get thru these two locations forget the "4x4 crux", you will not make it.
From "4x4 crux" the road is still steep and very bumpy and a sturdy car is recommended. In a place which is called Las Tunitas (N 24.81396 W 110.82990) on most maps the road gets well graded and 2WD.
Driving times (leasurly pace):
La Paz to San Evaristo 5:00 - 6:00
San Evarista to Las Tunitas 2:00
Las Tunitas to Cd. Constitution 5:00

We think the drive up to San Evastiro (fishing village, beach, restaurant) was the best part (colourful mts., fine beaches, cacti, great views, dolphins, mantas, excellent remote camping). Crawling up to Las Tunitas rewards you with a very rugged mountain scenery, palm dringed oasis, the rest to Cd. Constitution is not half as spectacular.

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Definitely low range and 4x4. Either that or you’ll damage your car. Going down is doable on 2wd high clearance. If you’re not high enough, you’ll leave pieces behind. Beautiful views…

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We went through with our 97 Montero from La Paz to San Evaristo, whole trip took us 2 days. This section of the road was the biggest challenge we ever had. We had transmission and engine over heated so make sure your 4x4 had good maintenance and service and low gear working properly. View was epic and like an oil painting, totally worth it. Enjoy and have fun.

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It certainly doesn’t look like this section has improved since the last report! It is a tough road no doubt, we went through west to easy (downhill) on 2 loaded adventure motorcycles and even with reasonable clearance and the benefit of only having 1 tire width the deal with it was challenging! We wouldn’t have made it in the opposite direction. High clearance and 4x4 with low gear and ideally locked differentials is a must if going up this road.

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Both descriptions below accurate. Believe low gearing is mandatory going UP, unless you really want to push your vehicle and risk breaking something, tons of loose rocks and uneven ground, so you will want to crawl upwards in Low.

The views are stunning.

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contd... it's a beautiful and fun but slow route from La Paz to Cd Constitution. It took us around 8 hrs in total, over 2 days in a rugged, high-clearance 4x4.

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The description of this road is all still pretty much accurate, although we think the coastal section just to the south of here where 4x4 is required (see warning point) is probably tougher than this section. All in all, it's a

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Driving from La Paz via San Evaristo to Ciudad Constitution this is the most challenging climb one has to master. Driving UP you need definitively 4x4, high clearance and low ratio highly recommended. Driving DOWN (seawards) high clearance might do it. You face a steep climb, loose rocks and uneven surface.

From La Paz to San Evaristo you start with a sealed road, then sand/gravel which gets very corrugated on the last third. One very sandy spot awaits you at N 24.7348 W 110.68614 (see iOverlander "road to San Evaristo"), followed by a short inland drive 4kms further north. If you have any problems to get thru these two locations forget the "4x4 crux", you will not make it.
From "4x4 crux" the road is still steep and very bumpy and a sturdy car is recommended. In a place which is called Las Tunitas (N 24.81396 W 110.82990) on most maps the road gets well graded and 2WD.
Driving times (leasurly pace):
La Paz to San Evaristo 5:00 - 6:00
San Evarista to Las Tunitas 2:00
Las Tunitas to Cd. Constitution 5:00

We think the drive up to San Evastiro (fishing village, beach, restaurant) was the best part (colourful mts., fine beaches, cacti, great views, dolphins, mantas, excellent remote camping). Crawling up to Las Tunitas rewards you with a very rugged mountain scenery, palm dringed oases, the rest to Cd. Constitution is not half as spectacular.

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