A very bumpy steep road to Alto del Mirlo
Alto del Mirlo is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.767m (5,797ft) above the sea level, located in Ávila, in the autonomous community Castile and León, near the border of Madrid, in central Spain.
Located in the Iruelas Valley, in the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, part of the Central System, the road to the summit, also known as Alto del Traviés, is totally unpaved. It’s a dirt road, very rough with rocky parts. 4x4 vehicle required. The summit offers stunning 360 degrees views.
Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. The road to the summit is very steep. Starting from Puerto de Casillas, the ascent is 2.26 km (1.41 mi) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 298 meters. The average gradient is 13.18%.
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