Rancho De La Picacho For Mountain Biking

The 2nd most popular mountain bike trail in Mexico.

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In the Sierra De La Laguna National Park close to popular Cape Region gateway city of La Paz near the southern tip, Sierra De La Laguana Natural Park has over 20 miles of trails leading up to Mount Pincacho de la Laguana. East of Todos Santos, the Rancho Burrera (San Juan del Aserradero) to Picacho de la Laguna is one of Bajas most popular routes. This challenging mountain bike trek is one of the few actually shown on topo maps and passes over Picacho at 7,000. The route loosely runs from Todos Santos on the Pacific to Los Barriles on the Sea of Cortez.

Note: Prior to 1997, the topographic maps developed by the federal government used the NAD27 CONUS datum. Starting in 1998, the government transitioned to the ITRF92 datum (some maps show both datum), which is pretty much identical to the WGS84 datum.

Overall, Rancho De La Picacho is the 2nd most popular mountain bike trail of all 24 mountain biking rides in Mexico. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Rancho De La Picacho including Naranjo Road, Canon San Bernardo, Baja 1600 and La Presa a Cantamar.


Local Contact(s):  Mexico Tourism (800) 44-Mexico; Baja Tourism (800) 522-1516; La Vela Bike Shop, Los Barriles (800) 223-5443; Backroad Tours (800) 462-2848; Katun Tours (800) 377-9741.

Recommended Map:  "Baja Map Pack" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Nov. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Ranchola Puerta, La Paz (760) 744-4222; Hotel Palmilla, La Paz (800) 637-2226

Luxury Loding:   Hotel Twin Dolphin, La Paz (52) 114-58190; Playa del Sol Hotel, Los Barriles (800) 223-5443.

Breakfast Restaurant:  Cafe de la Frontera, La Paz

Date Published:  5/21/2016

Date Updated:  8/4/2016

ID:  5641


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