Travel guide to the summit of Pico Colativi
Pico Colativi is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.385m (4,543ft) above the sea level, located in Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, in southern Spain.
Tucked away in the Sierra Alhamilla mountain range, the road to the summit is totally paved but narrow (a width of 3-4m) with very little traffic.
The summit is home to a civilian radar station and a meteorological station. It offers great views of Sierra Nevada (northwest), Sierra de Filabres and the Mediterranean Sea (south). On the northern slopes of Sierra Alhamilla, in the vicinity of the Colativí peak, several iron mines were exploited at the beginning of the 20th century.
The drive is pretty steep. Starting from the town of Turrillas, on the AL-3103 road, the ascent is 10,1 km. Over this distance the average gradient is 5,9% hitting a 14% through some of the ramps.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez