Highway 1, southward from El Rosario 14.6 miles (between
Km. 80-81), turn right at the left curve. GPS: 30°01.59', 115°32.05' (Map
datum set to 'NAD27 Mexico')
Go 17.4 miles on the good graded dirt
road to a single track road going left. If passed, just ahead is a ranch
house on the right and there is a second left road that joins the first.
Set odometer to '0.0'. GPS: 29°49.64', 115°28.42'.
houses ('Malvar') and make an 'S' turn right, into Arroyo San Fernando.
You soon will be reach a (possibly) closed gate at Mile 3.5. Always
re-close any gate after you pass through.
Mile 5.2, (GPS:
29°52.53', 115°25.22') turn LEFT off of Arroyo San Fernando road, and
follow a small side arroyo. Brush may scratch your vehicle in
Mile 5.4, (GPS: 29°52.69', 115°25.26') turn RIGHT, out of
small arroyo and cross low divide to small valley.
Mile 7.2 LAS
PINTAS parking area. GPS: 29°53.90', 115°24.48', elev. 755'. You are 24.6
miles from Highway 1 and 39.2 miles from El Rosario's Baja Cactus Motel
and Pemex gas station, per my odometer.
Trail to the right of the
boulders is the best way to the top, then cross over to other side and try
the more difficult trail to get back down. Straight into the boulders from
the parking area are tunnels, passages, and boulder shelters. ENJOY!