Footpath of Crashes it – Homestead Hornillos

Vereda de la Estrella - Cortijo Hornillos
Footpath of Crashes it – Homestead Hornillos

Saw Nevada was declared «Reservation of the Biosphere» by the Unesco and in 1999 big part of his territory was declared National Park by his botanic values, paisajísticos and natural. It is the macizo mountainous of main altitude of all western Europe after the Alpes. His maximum altitude achieves in the beak Mulhacén, of 3.482 meters above sea level.

The expensive north of the macizo is the place of birth of crowd of rivers situated almost all in the basin of the Guadalquivir: here they are born rivers like the Birth (tributary of the Andarax), the Fardes, and the river Genil, the most important of all; in the expensive west and south are born pertaining rivers to the Mediterranean slope, like the river Dúrcal or Ízbor, the Trevélez, the Poqueira, tributarios of the Guadalfeo, that also is born in the saw, and the rivers Adra and Andarax, with his respective tributaries. In this same slope find the main part of the almost 50 lagunas of high existent mountain in the Saw Nevada, many of which give place to the birth of rivers and brooks.

The main part of his extension is inside the National Park Saw Nevada, occupying a total of 86.210 hectares; other 86.000 has correspond to the surrounding natural park arriving to a total of 169.239 hectares protected. Inside this park finds the Observatory of Sierra Nevada, and the station of ski situated more south of Europe, known by his soft temperatures and abundant number of hours of sun.

In this route propose you a pleasant route cirular by the Footpath of the Star until the Ravine of Guarnon, going back by the Homestead of Hornillos. The Footpath of the Star was built in 1890 to serve of road of communication with the mines of galena and pirita of the the cabecera high of the valley of the Genil. Nowadays it is a comfortable footpath that allows to the caminantes adentrarse in the slope north of Sierra Nevada.

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Granada 1 16 Km. 750 m. 750 m. Easy Recorrido Circular
March 2013
lugar
Place
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Granada 1 16 Km.
Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Desnivel Positivo
Desnivel Negativo
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Tipo de ruta
Type route
750 m. 750 m. Easy Recorrido Circular