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Highway 80 Travel Log Northbound

Highway 80 is the main route from Melaque, Jalisco, and other points along the Costa Alegre, to Guadalajara, the capitol of Jalisco. The log begins in Melaque on highway 200 and ends in Guadalajara on highway 54 (Adolfo Lopez Mateos) at the intersection with outer loop Anillo Periférico. Highway 80 begins at an intersection 1 km north of Melaque and ends where it intersects with highway 54, 36 km/22 miles south of Guadalajara.
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19°14'N 104°42'W
39 km
(290 remaining)
24 miles
(178 remaining)
The route begins in Melaque, on highway 200 on the coast of Jalisco just 1 km from where highway 80 beings. Melaque is located contiguous with the towns of San Patricio and Villa Obregon and only 2 miles from Barra de Navidad. Cuastecomate is about a mile away.
La Huerta
km 215
19°29'N 104°39'W
Elev. 310m/1017'
61 km
(251 remaining)
38 miles
(155 remaining)
The last part of this route crosses the Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra de Manantlán, a large nature preserve encompassing a mountainous area mostly to the west of the highway. Autlán de Navarro is one of the larger cities along the route with a population of about 80,000 and birthplace of the rock star Carlos Santana.
Autlán de Navarro
km 154
1945'N 10503'W
Elev. 1003m/3291'
36 km
(190 remaining)
22 miles
(117 remaining)
Unión de Tula
km 118
19°57'N 104°16'W
Elev. 1285m/4216'
45 km
(154 remaining)
28 miles
(95 remaining)
km 73
20°10'N 104°07'W
Elev. 1280m/4199'
39 km
(109 remaining)
24 miles
(67 remaining)
A large nature preserve lies off to the left along this route.
km 34
20°23'N 103°49'W
Elev. 1432m/4698'
21 km
(70 remaining)
13 miles
(43 remaining)
Continue on highway 80 to Villa Corona, on the north shore of Lago de Atotonilco.
Villa Corona
km 13
20°25'N 103°41'W
Elev. 1326m/4350'
(49 remaining)
6 miles
(30 remaining)
km 13
20°25'N 103°35'W
Elev. 1427m/4681'
4 km
(40 remaining)
2 miles
(24 remaining)
Highway 80 ends at highway 54. Turn left and go north to Guadalajara.
Junction Hwy 54
Hwy 80 km 0
20°23'N 103°34'W
36 km
(36 remaining)
22 miles
(22 remaining)
The route ends in the southeastern section of Guadalajara (Mexico's second largest city) at the intersection of highway 54 and Anillo Periférico. Within Guadalajara, highway 54 goes by the street name Adolfo Lopez Mateos. Anillo Periférico is an outer loop encircling Guadalajara.
Guadalajara 20°38'N 103°25'W
Elev. 1553m/5095'

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