Road from Urique to Batopilas. | Warning

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One-lane gravel road with several step sections and some deep washouts. Most likely only drivable with a 4x4 with high clearance. Calculate at least six hours including fotostops for the 75 km. Most of the time in low gear. If you have a good enough car it certainly is worth the drive as the countryside is breathtaking.

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We made it with a Toyota Landcruiser from Batopilas to Urique. Road condition to above Urique is good. Drive down to the valley to Urique with lots of washouts in the switch backs. No problem for 4WD and High Clearance. Reduction is useful.

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road is in good condition. took us about 4 hours on loaded travel motorbikes. I'd say it's a fairly easy ride, bit of loose gravel here and there, but everyone with a little offroad experience can ride it.

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This road is in terrible condition due to the summer rains.

Took me about ten hours over two days to ride an adventure motorcycle from Urique to Batopilas. A very capable vehicle and driver could do it, but I don't recommend it.

Deep ruts, large rocks, steep climbs and descents.

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Road conditions seem to be a lot better now. 3 hours from Urique to the lower camping spot listed on iOverlander and then less than half an hour down to the paved road the next day. This was all at a moderate pace with time for photos and bathroom breaks. Stock 100-series land cruiser, used 4-lo only for the initial climb out of Urique but probably didn’t need to.

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Same comment as Oskar below. It took us around 6 hrs from Urique to Batopilas including several photo stops. Stunning drive but definitely only for high-clearance 4x4 and a confident driver. Towards the Urique end are a few low-slung cables and water-hoses over the road, we had to hold them up with a stick to drive our 3m high truck underneath.

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One-lane gravel road with several step sections and some deep washouts. Most likely only drivable with a 4x4 with high clearance. Calculate at least six hours including fotostops for the 75 km. Most of the tine in low gear. If you have a good enough car it certainly is worth the drive as the countryside is breathtaking.

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