Walk to the other end of the parking place, where you find a number of
m). Follow the sign for "Sendero de los Cazadores" to the
right. After crossing a bridge you come to a crossroads (2min) (1330 m).
Keep straight ahead following the sign. The track turns into a path (6min) (1330 m),
that starts ascending steeply through a leafy forest. At the beginning
of the path you find a panel warning about the dangers of this path.
There is a danger of vertigo on this path, but all along it is wide and
easy to walk.
When the path forks (1h03min) (1875 m), go left for
"Faja de Pelay". From this spot you enjoy the first view to
the rock walls rising on the opposite side of the valley. The steep
climb ends by the lookout spot of Calcilarruego
(1h13min) (1950 m) where you can take a look down to the valley.
From the lookout spot the path bends right and you start to walk on
de Pelay, a protruding terrace in the rock wall of the Sierra de las Cutas. The
faja opens up magnificent views to the peaks and rock formations of the
opposite side of the valley. You see the Tobacor,
Mondarruego and Descargador.
Later you have even better angle to admire the rock formations of
Tobacor including its highest point the Punta
Tobacor. Also the views over the valley get more extensive. In some
places the path goes in a shady forest and over grassy fields.
When the path starts to descend (2h15min) (1960 m), there are no
longer trees hindering the visibility . In front of you spreads out the
de Soaso, the northeast end of the valley closed by semicircular
rock walls. On left rises the Cilindro
de Marboré, and in the middle the Monte
Perdido, the third highest mountain of the Pyrenees. Down below
snakes the river Arazas forming large pools. By the river you discern a
track, which is your return route. In some places the path is lined by
big boulders. Before you reach the bottom of the valley, you see the
magnificent waterfall called Cola de Caballo in its full
You come to a bridge close to the
waterfall (3h15min) (1760 m). Cross
it and bend left. The path comes to a
(3h19min) (1755 m). You pass a minor waterfall descending from the
slopes on your right (3h30min) ((1750 m) and cross a number of bridges
before the first large pool formed by the
river that flows on your left
(3h35min) (1740 m). The track gets narrower and takes you close to the
water offering impressive views to the torrents rushing down from the
cliffs and to the pools. By the largest pool (3h47min) (1715 m) you find
a nice picnic spot.
Later the track starts to run in a shady forest. After passing the lookout spots of the
Estrecho waterfall (4h17min) (1540 m)
magnificent rock walls rise in front of you. You come to a fork (4h29min)
m) and follow the sign for
"Pradera" to the left. Soon after the fork, a path forks off
left to the waterfall of Cueva. You can visit the waterfall, but the
route continues to the right for
After crossing a bridge (4h33min) (1430 m) you pass the lookout spot
of Bucardos on your right and come to a junction (4h45min) (1345 m),
where you go straight ahead. At the next junction (4h58min)
(1330 m), go right for "Pradera". Return along the already
familiar track back to the parking place (5h).