Puerto de San Glorio

A paved road to San Glorio Pass in Picos de Europa

Puerto de San Glorio is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.604m (5,262ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Cantabria and Castile and León, in Spain.

Set high in the Picos de Europa mountain range, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called N-621. Access to the pass is open all year round, but winter weather may cause restrictions and closures due to dangerous weather conditions. At the summit is a parking lot and a paved dead end road leading to Collado de Llesba viewpoint.  There are plans to build a ski resort near the top of the pass.

Tucked away on the northern part of the country, the pass is 36.8 km (22.86 miles) long running from Portilla de la Reina (León) to Potes (Cantabria). The pass is a regular feature in the Vuelta a España race. The road is steep, and hits an 11.0% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.

 

 

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