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Mulegé to El Rosarito (without crossing Bahía Concepción).


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Map Key

72.1

Miles

116.0

KM

20%

Singletrack

527' 161 m

High

4' 1 m

Low

3,637' 1,108 m

Up

3,231' 985 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Overview

If weather prohibits crossing the bay or if no one will take you across, this is your alternate route. This alternate route mostly follows MEX1 down the west side of Bahía Concepción with sandy white beaches and a couple of trails that cut briefly into the mainland to spare you a few miles of tarmac.

Rejoin the Baja Divide: Section 14 route at the southeast end of Bahía Concepción and about eight miles from San Sebastien fishing village. The remaining route matches the Baja Divide: Section 14 route all the way to a small roadside restaurant and truck stop called El Rosarito.

Need to Know

This alternate route is 8.8 miles longer than the Baja Divide: Section 14 but in fact, has 16.8 more miles to ride as there is no boat ride on this route.

Resupply:
Mulegé - food, water, motel, camping, restaurant, ATM.
Palapas el Burro - food, water, restaurant
San Nicolás - food, water.
El Rosarito - food, water, restraurant.

Description

Head down the coast on MEX1 taking full advantage of paralleling trails and frontage roads whenever possible. At about 11 miles, MEX1 starts up a canyon and starts climbing. Just after crossing the dry river, double back and ride the Good Heart Trail up the side canyon for some exceptional scenery and to get off that highway for a while. Just above Palapas los Burro you rejoin MEX1 and continue south.

For extra credit and superb views, consider a side trip on the Zick Zack Trail when leaving Palapas los Burro.

Keep working your way down MEX1 taking full advantage of paralleling trails and frontage roads whenever possible down to the Southwest end of Bahía Concepción.

Cut across the south end of the bay to a road that leads over to the coast and a collection of upscale homes at San Sebastián. There are no facilities available here. Turn and ride up a steep road and ride along the coastline five miles or so to San Nicolás. There is a small store there with limited hours.

Go another ten-mile ride, this time heading inland to return to MEX1 and El Rosarito where you'll find a restaurant and truck stop with long hours of operation. You'll find food, drinks, and pre-packaged foods.

History & Background

The Baja Divide was developed by Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox in the winter of 2015-2016 on two consecutive rides down the peninsula. There is not a lot of information on this particular alternate route other than the fact that it is mostly MEX1.

More info here: bajadivide.com

Shared By:

Joseph States

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Photos

Views of the bay
Jan 10, 2022 near Mulegé, MX
MEX1 just prior to the Good Heart Trail
Jan 3, 2021 near Mulegé, MX
Top of the trail
Jan 10, 2022 near Mulegé, MX
El Rosarito
Jan 10, 2021 near Mulegé, MX

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