Travelling through the challenging Old N-320 Road

Antigua Carretera N-320 is a cliff road located in Sacedón, in the province of Guadalajara, Castile-La Mancha, in Spain. The road was bypassed by a new highway but is still in use. It can be impassable anytime due to stone collapses and landslides. It’s one of the most scenic canyon roads of Spain.

Antigua N-320

The road, named CM-9222, is paved but pretty narrow and carved into the mountain. It was built in the 1950’s. The most challenging part of the road is called La Visera (Peaked cap), located along the River Tajo, near the Entrepeñas Dam. At the beginning of the road, there’s a traffic signal warning that the road is closed, but trucks and car are still using the road.

The road is 2.8 km (1.73 miles) long, running east-west from N-320 road to CM-2009 road. It’s a lovely drive but can also be very challenging if you are driving, with many sections too narrow for cars to pass and a strong chance you will need to reverse around a blind corner on a narrow road!
Pic by: Markus Janssen