Júcar cliff canyon: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide

Júcar cliff canyon is the name of a very challenging drive located in the Valencian Community of Spain. Be careful: this road is not for the sissies. One mistake can have consequences. It’s one of the most scenic canyon roads of Spain.

Júcar cliff canyon road

Tucked away within the Muela de Cortes Mountains, the road through the canyon is totally paved (with broken parts). The road has some narrow parts, so proceed cautiously and hope no other vehicles come from the other direction. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse. 

The road was built 100 years ago. The route is dangerous. Not recommended to newbies. Along the way you’ll have to deal with some dangerous drop offs. It runs through Júcar canyon, an imposing gorge created by the karst erosion of the waters of the Júcar river. It’s a quiet road without traffic except that of a few cyclists and bikers on their days off. The drive is very exposed to the wind.

The drive is 11 km (6.83 miles) long. The road can be blocked by rockslides anytime. It has sections encased in the wall, passing through several stone tunnels. Today the whole route through El Naranjero dam to CV-580 road is not feasible due a few closed tunnels on El Naranjero reservoir owned by El Naranjero reservoir´s power plant, Iberdrola company.
Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez