Puerto de la Ragua

Puerto de la Ragua, a paved narrow road with beautiful views

Puerto de la Ragua is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.041m (6,696ft) above the sea level, located in Sierra Nevada, a mountain range in the region of Andalucia, provinces of Granada and Almería in Spain. The pass is traversed by the A-337 road.

A-337 is a narrow paved road. This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Puerto de la Ragua can be found in Sierra Nevada, the same mountain range, where Pico Veleta can be found. The road has absolutely no traffic.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Cherin, the ascent is 26 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.536 meters. The average percentage is 5.9 %. And starting from La Calahorra, the ascent is 17 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 921 meters. The average percentage is 5.4 %.

The road over the pass is very panoramic. Don’t forget your camera. In Puerto de la Ragua, in addition to hosting the leisure center of Puerto de la Ragua, where you can practice many sporting activities, you can see spectacular scenery if you walk a bit to the "Morrón del Hornillo" or "Chullo" as well as the peaks, you will see the great plain of Marquesado, Sierra de Baza, the Filabres and even the Sierra de Cazorla to the north, to the south you can see the Sierra de Gador, Contraviesa, the Mediterranean Sea and some day Africa.

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.