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© JGRR 2005:  180 grados, Ruta El Cangrejo

© 2005 JGRR

Photo Mosaic.  Mountains at the distance:  Sierra Bermeja, towards your back... road 100.  This part of the trail is straight, but because it's a 180º mosaic it bends the corners of the photos!

 
 
 
 
 

GENERAL INFORMATION

SPECIFIC INFORMATION  -  MTB / ATB
   ENTRANCE FEE    FREE   TYPE

SINGLETRACK / ROAD 

COMPETITION
CIRCUIT

    PARKING

  Along road 100.

  NAME

EL CANGREJO
(RUTA PIRATA)
MARKED
   BUSINESS HOURS    N / A

  DISTANCE

7 km  (4.35 miles)

 

   CITY   CABO ROJO

  TECHNICAL 
  KNOWLEDGE
  REQUIRED

MEDIUM

5 / 10 

   ADDRESS   km 14.1 -14.3   AEROBIC LEVEL   

3 - 4  VERY STEP HILLS

7  / 10
   PHONE #   N / A   HEIGHT GAIN

FROM 10 

TO 80 METERS
   SIZE

  N / A

  WATER NEEDS

DRY ZONE

   TEMPERATURES   N / A   THORNS? 

  ¡LOW!

  
   FOREST TYPE   DRY   RISKS

DEHYDRATION

 

   WHAT TO SEE? 

  A LOT

 COURSE SPEED 

  NORMAL TO FAST

 
   WEB SITE

PIRATAS BOQUERÓN

  EXTRA
  FEATURES

USED IN COMPETITIONS

EASY TO FIND

   FAMILY FUN

  YES

  SATELITE PHOTO

WEATHER

Hit Counter

            SPEED INDEX:     (Sluggish ) ( in Between ) (Slow ) ( Parts Slow, Parts Fast ) (Fast )(Veeerry Fast  )

            WATER INDEX:     CAMEL = 1 BOTTLE 20 onz
            THORN INDEX:
                  0 THORNS =  LOW PROBABILITY:              You get a flat by an act of God, or by using tubes fully covered by old patches! 
                  5 THORNS =  HIGH PROBABILITY:              You better take patches, extra tubes, slime or liner like  Mr Tuffy!

 

HOW TO GET TO:  EL CANGREJO, CABO ROJO?


    How to Get There!  (Google Maps)         * * *  NEW  * * *       The Crab

  From Mayagüez:
     The easiest route:   In Mayagüez (Road #2) take Exit 161, this will enter road 100 that goes to Cabo Rojo. This exit is after Mayagüez Mall if you are coming from this town, and before the Mall if you are coming from Ponce.  Close to the end of road 100, between the markers 14.3 and 14.1, you will see a vacant lot... the Morales Farm (Finca Morales).  You are in Boquerón, but the small town (Poblado) is at your right.  You can do a "U" turn about a couple of hundred meters down the road. When back in the road 100 locate the entrance to the Farm now a t your right (see map ahead).

  From Ponce:
     After Yauco take Exit 194 (Road 116) towards Guánica.  Les than a minute after La Parguera entrance (Road 304), you will find Road 305.  The exit is to your left, close to a Gas Station.  This road will make a "T" with road 303, here turn right.  Road 303) will make a "T" too, but with Road 101, here turn left.  Road 101 will take you directly to el Poblado de Boquerón; you will pass Panadería Daisy (Daisy Bakery) and Road 100.  Exit to the 100, towards Mayagüez, close to km 41.2, to your right is the Morales Farm (Finca Morales) which look more like a vacant lot.





WERE TO PARK:  SINGLETRACK EL CANGREJO (RUTA PIRATA)
(Use the map in the Cabo Rojo page as a reference!)


  1. In road 100 at the Finca Morales 
       Once in road 100, after marker 14.1 km, you will find the entrance to Finca Morales.  I am not sure if it’s permitted to park there.  But the space between the Farm and road 100 is very large, enough to park 30 cars without fearing for an accident.

  2. Refugio de Aves de Boquerón (Boquerón Bird Sanctuary)
      You can park in the visitor center during business hours (Monday to Sunday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm).  For more detailed information visit the page of the Sanctuary in this website.  In you park here you will add approximately 2 miles (one way) to the route distance. 

  3. El Viandón  (See photo!)
      In front of this small store (Colmado) ther is a very wide dirt triangle.  It can accommodate somewhere between 10 and 12 cars.   This place will add 2.6 miles to the route.  El Viandón is the meting place of  "Los Piratas de Boquerón".  They part from there every Sunday at 8:00 am. 


Singletrack El Cangrejo

(Ruta Pirata)
This map was made thanks to Dr. Jim Rivera Rigau of the Boquerón Pirates Club.  Jim supplied a
topographic map with the route and important points marked. We send them a map like the one
present here, but with more details on height and more small roads.


© JGRR 2005:  Ruta Pirata el Cangrejo

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
    
The entrance to the farm road (Finca) is located close to km 14.2.  If you stand on this entrance, at your left, in the forested area, you will find the single track.  You don't have to enter the Farm (Finca).

     The first part of the single track goes trough a forested area that is located along road 100.  This connects to a dirt road that finds the Gotcha Camp.  After this place, the route gains on height slowly, and later the soil changes to rocky.  The hill is not too step, and not too difficult, but your spent valuable energy there.

     When you turn left at the 50 meters marker the road increase in height a little, but then it goes all the way down hill.  It stops close to some no yet developed housing lots.  At the end of this road, you will find a hill and at it's top, a barbwire gate.  This gate can be opened easily or do like many... jump the fence!  If you open the gate, please be certain that the last one of you group close it! 
     This road intersects Los Martines road.  This road is very easy until you find a very step hill after the 35 meters marker.  It changes abruptly from 35 to 65 meters
     The entrance of the single track that connects with road 100 can be found just after you get to the top of this hill.  The entrance is marked in the pavement with spray paint.  The mark reads "a la izquierda" (left).  In the beginning the single track descends, but mostly is flat.  It will end with a small hill but very step.  Here you will find yourself in road 100.
     In general terms this last part of the route is down hill.  But you have to be careful not to miss the several entrances of the single track at your left.  It enters and exit forested areas several times.  These entrances were marked by arrow sings and flagging tape hanging from tree branches.  After you pass the road of the Gotcha camp, the rest of the trail follows the grass back to the entrance of the single track.


FAMILY:
 Depending on your family interests there is lots to do!  Cabo Rojo is known mainly by its beautiful beaches.  There are lots close by, for example; El Balneario de Boquerón, El Combate beach and La Playuela at the end of the Lighthouse.  You could also enjoy the stores of the Poblado (small town).   In the area where the Combate trail and road 301 meets (see the photos), you will find The Salt Flats Interpretative Center.  Just in the other side of the road you will find an observation tower of the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
   Also you can hike the Lighthouse area and enjoy the beautiful views!!!

    

 
 
 
 

© JGRR 2005

© JGRR

© JGRR 2005
"Cyclist in the Mist"
Single track that connects road Los Martinez
 with road 100.
© JGRR 2005
Singletrack along road 100.



(agosto del 2005/ Translated Sept 05 v)

Ramey    Cabo Rojo   El Cangrejo   Rincón    Florida    Las Pardas    Vieques

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