Santa Teresa Cutoff and Bypass around Chihuahua
Note: The kilometer markers in the following
table may be confusing at first. The numbering starts with 20 at the border and
diminishes heading south, resets to 21 as Route 2 is crossed and the toll road
is entered. And finally, as you leave the toll road, you enter a new set of
numbering on Route 45.
Crossing into Mexico open from 6 AM to 12 PM daily. You need
to to obtain both your tourist papers and vehicle papers
with Route 2. Continue straight onto toll road. A right turn heads
towards Casas Grandes, left takes you to the outskirts of Cd. Juarez and
an intersection with route 45 South, this way saves a toll but is longer
and more time consuming than continuing straight.
of toll road from Santa Teresa onto route 45. (The 331 KM marker
indicates the distance to Chihuahua.
Aduana (Customs), here your papers and vehicle may be checked. This
station was closed "permanently" in December 2014 but could be reopened.
An OXXO 24-hour convience store is here.
Ahumada, two gas stations and lots of restaurants, and supplies, do not count on anything being open farther South, we
suggest you fill up on gasoline here.
Sueco Gas Station and Restaurant in the middle of nowhere. Various
things can cause gasoline not to be available so do not count on it.
avoid going into Chihuahua, turn right towards Namiquipa.
of road to Namiquipa.
||Start beautiful, winding
||End of mountains.
||Small Mennonite village of
Ojo de Yegua, (Mare’s Spring) Turn Left, at the only paved road.
Restaurants and general store at intersection. Gasoline is available
during the day at a Mennonite gas station several kilometers ahead but
"Never on Sunday".
have entered the road to Obregon, (also known as Rubio) and the
kilometer numbering begins anew. From here on to Obregon, pass only
Mennonite Ocampos (villages, the name probably goes back to the arrival
of the Mennonites from Canada in 1922, they had no homes so established
camps on their arrival).
64B, one crossroad, a good mechanic is on the house to the left. Go
right for a gas station and parts store about a block off the highway.
60. Gas station and general store on the right. This is one of out
favorite stops, super clean restrooms and the sandwiches at the store
have a slice of meat about 3/8 of an inch thick! “But Never on
Sunday”, the rest of the week this complex is open from 8:00 AM to
with Chihuahua Route 28, go left 40 KM to intersection with Mexico Route
16, about 3 KM west of Cd. Cuauhtemoc.
To follow this route towards the border, in Obregon, pass the town Plaza on the
right, next pass a tall round, silver water tank, a block North of the tank is a
stoplight with a large green overhead sign that points Right to Ojo de Yegua,
this is where you want to go.
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