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La Rumorosa

Baja California

People say that at night, when there is no full moon, you can find an old lady asking for “raite” (a ride), but after you get her on board and go a few miles, you will notice that she is no longer on board your vehicle. This is one of the many legends that surround La Rumorosa, a road of dangerous curves that winds through the middle of the Sierra Juarez and is part of the Carretera Federal 2D Tijuana-Mexicali, which connects the latter city with Tecate in Baja California.

La Rumorosa owes its name to the sound of the wind, which when it hits its rock formations, voices seem to be heard. Traveling this road is a dream for many, especially because of the panoramic views of rock formations created by erosion in ochre tones. One of the most popular is the “hongo” (mushroom), almost a meter high, which is located at the side of the toll booth.

The landscape becomes more amazing when La Rumorosa is snowed in, usually between December and February. Among the ravines, the hundreds of cars and trucks that have overturned because of their dangerous curves stand out. There are cemeteries of twisted iron and tires that could never be rescued in the 1990s. During this time, drivers nicknamed it “la carretera de la muerte” (the highway of death) because it only had two lanes, one going and one coming back.

In addition to the Martian landscape, among its rocks is El Vallecito archaeological site, where the ancient Kumiai people have created cave paintings. There are also viewpoints established to watch condors, bighorn sheep and wild cats.

On the way down from Tecate to Mexicali, you will find the famous Casa de Piedra (Stone House). This is a geopark for adventure activities such as mountain biking, rappelling and climbing on the top of La Rumorosa's rocks.
People say that at night, when there is no full moon, you can find an old lady asking for “raite” (a ride), but after you get her on board and go a few miles, you will notice that she is no longer on board your vehicle. This is one of the many legends that surround La Rumorosa, a road of dangerous curves that winds through the middle of the Sierra Juarez and is part of the Carretera Federal 2D Tijuana-Mexicali, which connects the latter city with Tecate in Baja California.

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La Rumorosa owes its name to the sound of the wind, which when it hits its rock formations, voices seem to be heard. Traveling this road is a dream for many, especially because of the panoramic views of rock formations created by erosion in ochre tones. One of the most popular is the “hongo” (mushroom), almost a meter high, which is located at the side of the toll booth.

The landscape becomes more amazing when La Rumorosa is snowed in, usually between December and February. Among the ravines, the hundreds of cars and trucks that have overturned because of their dangerous curves stand out. There are cemeteries of twisted iron and tires that could never be rescued in the 1990s. During this time, drivers nicknamed it “la carretera de la muerte” (the highway of death) because it only had two lanes, one going and one coming back.

In addition to the Martian landscape, among its rocks is El Vallecito archaeological site, where the ancient Kumiai people have created cave paintings. There are also viewpoints established to watch condors, bighorn sheep and wild cats.

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