2022 SCMA Three Flags Classic® – Crossing The Mexico Border

    Updated: August 26, 2022

Border Crossing Options from Calexico to Mexicali

Calexico/Mexicali I West Gate Border Crossing Directions to Hotels.

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The West Border Crossing to Mexicali is open 24 hours. It can be busy. This is the recommended route from the West border crossing in order to avoid lots of turns, traffic, and places that are under construction or need to be.
From Calexico through the West Gate to the Hotels
111/Imperial Avenue South
West 2nd St – RIGHT
Nuevo Accesso A Mexico – LEFT
Cross through the border stations
Watch for the sign ZONA CENTRO DISTRITO MEDICO and the ramp will go LEFT taking you away from Calz. De los Presidentes toward Av. Fco. I. Madero. Follow the road and at the three-way stop go RIGHT. The road will turn into Av. Fco. I. Madero
Calzada Justo Sierra – RIGHT
Hotel Calafia Mexicali appears 1st on the LEFT at Av. Madereros
For the Araiza continue on Calzada Justo Sierra – use the 2 left turn lanes to go slightly left onto Boulevar Benito Juárez, Araiza Hotel will be visible from the street on the RIGHT.

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Calexico/Mexicali II East Gate Border Crossing Directions to Hotels

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The Araiza Hotel staff recommend using the East Border Crossing to Mexicali with this very direct route. This border crossing is commercial and less busy however the open hours are only from 6 am to 2 pm.

From Calexico through the East Gate to the Hotels
CA-7 from I-8 or CA-98 – South
Calz. Abelardo L Rodriguez – RIGHT
Cristobol Colon – CONTINUE
Calzada Justo Sierra – LEFT
Calafia Hotel appears 1st on the LEFT at Av. Madereros
For the Araiza continue on Calzada Justo Sierra – use the 2 left turn lanes to go slightly left onto Boulevar Benito Juárez, Araiza Hotel will be visible from the street on the RIGHT.

Exit Map from Hotels.

This exit map shows the route from the hotels to the West Border Crossing leaving from the back of the Araiza parking lot. The gate will be opened for us on the morning of 9/1 after 3am. Paella Verdugo is just a landmark at the back of the Araiza used for the map. The recommended route to the West Crossing this early in the morning is to go right out of the lot onto Calz. Francisco L. Montejano which changes to Calzada Justo Sierra going north to Cristobal Colon then left to follow the road to the border. There are plans to get assistance from law enforcement personnel for help with traffic and turns. If the route is refined, it will be available at registration. Keep in mind that the East Crossing does NOT open until 6:00 AM.

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