Puerto de La Ragua – Pico ChulloAdd to My Granada
At 30 kilometres from Guadix, the Puerto de La Ragua is equipped with circuits to practise cross-country skiing and sledding. As well as winter sports, the La Ragua pass offers you a number of hill walks. In summer the temperatures reach perfect levels for outdoor activities, fluctuating between 20 and 25 degrees.
Located within the Parque Nacional de la Sierra Nevada, halfway between Granada and Almería, the Puerto de la Ragua is a natural frontier between Alpujarra and El Marquesado del Zenete. From its altitude of 2,000 metres it dominates the surroundings, embracing the basin of Adra, the beaches of Almería, the plateau of El Marquesado, the natural parks of Cabo de Gata, Baza, Mágina, Huétor and Cazorla, and up as far as the summits of the Sierra Nevada. The ski slopes are surrounded by pines, so you can enjoy nature whilst doing sport.
The pass has various cross-country skiing circuits and a tobogganing slope with a total surface area of 600 m2. You can spend the night in a refuge in the resort, equipped for up to 32 guests with a restaurant that can seat 100 people.
By walking along the firebreak you will reach the Prados Altos, also named Morroncillo de Fuente Fría, at 2,132 metres above sea level, where you can get some amazing views.
Continuing along the path, you will come to a spot known as Los Asperones, where you will find a refuge.
Very near is the summit of El Chullo, 2,613 metres above sea level. From here you can see Hoya de Guadix and El Marquesado del Zenete to the northwest. In the background you will also get a glimpse of the Sierra de Baza. After a short stop, walk down until you link up with the firebreak path again, which will take you back to the Puerto de la Ragua.
Regions: Guadix and El Marquesado
Route length: 8,5 km
Estimated duration: 3h 30m
Altitude on departure: 2030 metres
Maximum altitude: 2613 metres
Gradient: 605 metres
Ecosystem: High-level mountain
Recommended season: Spring and Summer
HIKE RATING SYSTEM
- Itinerary and route
- Effort needed
- Severity of natural surroundings
- Level of difficulty for walking