La Rinconada de Nigüelas

Road trip guide: Conquering La Rinconada de Nigüelas

La Rinconada de Nigüelas is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.174m (7,132ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Granada, in southern Spain’s Andalusia region It's one of the highest roads of Spain.

The road to the summit, located within the Sierra Nevada National Park, is unpaved. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. The road can be closed anytime due to snow and ice. It’s usually impassable from November to March. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. The road is difficult and it’s a nightmare in the wet or dark (or both). There is little room for error on this road.
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