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MONTALBÁN - PEÑARROYAS
THE MUELA
CANTALOBOS
 
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THE MARTÍN RIVER CANYONS. OBÓN-ALCAINE
 
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from Montalbán
THE MUELA
ROUTES
 

THE MUELA ROUTE. (1.293 m.) from Montalbán.
Classification:
Circular excursion-climb
Time: 4 hours.
Difference in level : 400 m.
Difficulty: Medium. Can become complex with snow or ice.
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Montalbán:

Accumulated increase:435 m
Cumulative decrease: 435 m

Max height: 1216 m
Minimun height: 836 m

 

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The route starts from the outskirts of Montalbán, at kilometer 167.4, on N-211 toward Teruel. We will take the "old" Utrillas way, toward the fertile lowlands of the Martín river and of the Muela massif, south of Montalbán. At the split, some 400 meters from the road, we will take the left fork to the Martín river; this path is lined with poplar trees.

Soon after crossing the river, we will leave the Utrillas way and take a small and slightly uphill path through fields. This will lead us to a wood and forest path . This path will lead us to the Valdemiguel spring, and upwards, to the Muela massif. It is also possible to reach this point by car, by following the Utrillas way from the river and through the forest.

From the Valdemiguel spring, at the foot of the Muela, a winding old horseshoe path leads us to a lookout. There we will find an information board with the area's geological details, and we will enjoy an impressive view of the valley and village. The path continues uphill through rocky passages, which require extreme caution.

Without leaving the path, we will get to some old watering places in the Vaciones spring. At the top of the Muela, the trail levels out and leads to a fork. One side leads a 5 minute tour to the Montalbán lookout (1,210 m. above sea level), where an information board identifies surrounding mountains, villages and valleys. The other path, also 5 minutes journey, brings us closer to a cave-the Cueva del Greñicas (1,225 m. above sea level). From both of these vantage points, we will have the possibility to observe vultures and other birds of prey landing.

From the split in the path, and at the top of the slope where the Vaciones spring is located, we will find an old path running through the top of the Muela. The marking of the path is being accomplished in the years 2004-2005 thanks to the Cultural park of the Martín river. From the spring we can opt for walking back down the same path, or for continuing through the Muela to Morrón Royo. There, a downhill trail to the forest path will return us to the Val de Miguel spring, and then to Montalbán.

 
 
 
 

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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