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BROCHURE GR-262
 
MONTALBÁN - PEÑARROYAS
THE MUELA
CANTALOBOS
 
PEÑARROYAS - OBÓN
 
THE MARTÍN RIVER CANYONS. OBÓN-ALCAINE
 
ALCAINE-OLIETE
THE MEDIEVAL TOWER
 
IBERIAN
THE MORTERO RAVINE
 
THE ARCOS MOUNTAIN RANGE
THE STRAITS
SAINT JOSEPH'S PLATES'
VALDORIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
from Obón and Alcaine
MARTÍN RIVER CANYONS
ROUTES
 

RUTA DE LOS CAÑONES DEL RÍO MARTÍNClassification: Crossing
Time: Obón-Cañada de Marco 3 hours.
Cañada de Marco-Alcaine (village center) 1 hour.
Total: 4 hours.
Difference in level: 120 m.
Difficulty: Medium. Path parallels the canyons and straits of the river. You must cross several times. Caution along rock passages. Craggy areas.
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 Obón - Alcaine

Accumulated increase: 220 m
Cumulative decrease: 205 m

Max height: 728 m
Minimun height: 596 m

 

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 Cañada de Marco

Accumulated increase: 95 m
Cumulative decrease: 95 m

Max height: 658 m
Minimun height: 586 m

 

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OBÓN-ALCAINE

From Obón, we will cross the Martín river along the bridge, in the direction of Estercuel-Torre de las Arcas. We will follow a trail to the hotel, approximately where the path starts. This will take us above the Martín river canyons, and under the village to the Regallo ravine. At the confluence, where the ravine meets the Martín river, we will probably have to cross the river twice to reach the shelter with the Coquinera rock paintings. These are also fenced in; access to the paintings is available only to those with permission, or who are traveling with authorized guides.

We will cross the river again at the mouth of the Gabache ravine, on the left side of the Martín river, at the border of the villages of Obón and Alcaine. We will take a short hill-route up, to avoid the narrow channels of the Martín river. The path goes along the left bank of the Martín to the Benicozar mountain and the Cañada de Marco straits. We will use springs and other surface indications at the foot of the Benicozar mountain to guide us. The Cañada de Marco rock paintings, on the right bank of the river, can be reached via a footbridge.

 

CAÑADA DE MARCO

The Benicozar mountain (848 m.) and the Guardias hill (894 m.) mark a trail known as "Cañamarco," or Cañada de Marco along the Martín river. There, a shelter with rock paintings can be found and the Martín river returns to the surface through the Benicozar springs . The paintings can be seen clearly from the protection fence, making the climb to the shelter worthwhile.

Along the Cañada de Marco, a path intersection can be found, offering visitors coming from Obón different options: crossing the river to see the rock paintings on the right side; or continuing on the left side to Alcaine, which features astonishing crests at the intersection of the Martín and Radón rivers. When climbing to Cañada de Marco, it is advisable to take it easy.

 
 
 

Any marked path in the Park will allow visitors to access places of great ecological and environmental value and to see a number of rock paintings - World Heritage sites protected by law.

Please remember that everyone has not only the right to enjoy nature but also the obligation to preserve it.
 

The shelters with rock paintings and archeological sites feature a protection fence. Authorized guides are required for visits. Contact phone numbers can be found in the town halls, tourist offices or interpretation centers of the villages which constitute the Cultural Park.

   

Please contribute to the preservation of rock paintings. Don't touch or throw water on them and respect the protection fences. Please remember, they are part of the unique but frail heritage of the past; we have to protect them if we want to continue to enjoy them in the same environment in which they were created thousands of years ago.

   

Archeological and/or palaeontologic prospecting and excavation without the necessary permits is strictly prohibited, according to law 3/1999 of the Aragonese Cultural Heritage. Please contribute to the preservation of the historical, cultural and ethnographic heritage of the Park

   

Please keep the place clean. Do not discard any garbage or waste material.

   

Please remember that lighting fires, throwing away cigarette butts and glass or any other objects that can cause fire is prohibited

   

Please respect the environment. Do not uproot plants, do not dirty the water, and do not bother or attempt to capture any of the birds and animals. Many of them nest here.

   

If you intend to follow one of the routes, please remember to wear comfortable footwear (trainers or hiking boots). Although the trails are quite accessible, appropriate footwear will allow you to walk more confidently, avoiding falls and sprains.

   

Please bear in mind you are in a natural park and, although the routes have been adapted for visitors, do not forget to take precautions. Do not leave the marked path and pay attention when crossing areas with rocks or water, especially if traveling with children.

 
 
 
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