Fuentes Carrionas

Fuentes Carrionas

The province of Palencia is perhaps not known for its mountains, but in the north of the province, bordering to Leon and Cantabria, lies the nature park Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina, a remote and somewhat inaccessible mountain range, with a spectacular high mountain scenery. Here we find an unprecedented relief of summits and ridges of over 2,500 meters, breath-taking cliffs, deep valleys and various reservoirs. The Ice Age has also left its mark with several glacial lakes and cirques.

The mountain range is part of the Cantabrian Mountains and is located about 50 km south of the most spectacular part of this chain, the Picos de Europa. From the peaks of the Fuentes Carrionas we therefore have great views of the Picos.

In this mountain range lie a number of peaks of over 2,500 metres. In Cantabria lies the Peña Prieta (2,539 m.), in Palencia just south of Peña Prieta lies the Pico del Infierno (2,537 m.) and lie the Curavacas (2,524 m.) and the Espiguete (2,451 m.). In León lies the Pico Las Cuartas (2,451 m.) and on the border of León, Palencia and Cantabria lies the Pico Tres Provincias (2,498 m).

The peaks can all be done on a day trip and are generally well accessible for the trained hiker. The ascent of the highest peaks goes through high mountain terrain, which requires the necessary experience and condition and in particular in winter is not without danger.

On the map you can find all the routes that are available in the Fuentes Carrionas on hikingiberia.com. By clicking on the icon of the route, you will go directly to the description..

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Location of this Region

Province: Palencia
Central Town: Cervera de Pisuerga
Cubierto con lluvias
23 °C
12 °C

Recommended Hike

Peña Carazo

Peña Carazo is with its just 2,000 metres of altitude about 500 meters lower than the highest peaks of Fuentes Carrionas, but the nice thing about this summit is that it is situated in the middle of the Nature Park of Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina. The hike to this peak is a relatively easy walk. Here we are surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Fuentes Carrionas and we do not have to look far to see the high peaks such as the Curavacas and Peña Prieta.

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Principal Peaks

  • Peña Prieta (2,539 m)
  • Pico del Infierno (2,537 m)
  • Curavacas (2,524 m)
  • Mojón de Tres Provincias (2,498 m)
  • Espigüete (2,451 m)
  • Pico las Cuartas (2,451 m)
  • Las Lomas (2,444)
  • Alto del Tío Celestino (2,396 m)
  • Agujas de Cardaño (2,393 m)
  • Pico Murcia (2,355 m)