PLEASE NOTE: As of April 4, 2017 Sonora Highway 54 from Magdalena – Cucurpe – Sinoquipe, described in the route from Tucson to Banamichi, below continues to undergo major repairs and re-construction.
Much progress has been made and the road is now easily traveled but still rough and slow in some areas as described below.
- From Magdalena to Cucurpe: The road is good with new pavement.
- Cucurpe to the high point: Holes filled, rock slides removed but the road is still narrow through the cut. There is some new pavement in places.
- Additional stretches of new pavement are in place east of Cucurpe including the switchbacks.
- The last 5 to 6 miles before reaching Sinoquipe and Sonora Hwy 89 are still very rough and slow but not dangerous if you keep your speed down.
The work is ongoing with no completion date as of this time. As always, please drive/ride with care.
Call us at 520-333-2655 for updates on this and any other routes.
This map and directions will get you to Banamichi and Hotel Los Arcos de Sonora.
From Tucson, AZ:
Take highway 19 south and cross into Nogales, Mexico.
Continue south on Mexico Highway 15 to Magdelena.
Just past the tollbooth (approximately 500 feet), exit to the right. There are signs directing you to exit to the Rio Sonora.
Turn left at the bottom of the ramp, towards Cucurpe crossing under the highway on Highway 54 to Sinoquipe, 74 miles.
Turn right at the stop sign in Sinoquipe onto Highway 89 and continue on to Banámichi.
From Bisbee or Douglas, AZ:
Cross the border at Naco.
Drive through town to the intersection of Mexico Highway 2 and turn right (west.)
Before entering Cananea, exit right and drive up the ramp.
Follow the signs to Bacoachi, turning at the first left over the bridge
Continue on State Highway 89 to Banámichi.