The road to Lago de Urdiceto is not for the faint of heart

Lago de Urdiceto (Ibón de Urdiceto) is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 2.380m (7,808ft) above the sea level, located in the comarca of Ribagorza, province of Huesca, in northern Spain. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Ibón de Urdiceto

The road to the lake is totally unpaved and steep, with rocky parts. 4x4 vehicle required. It’s steep and narrow, impassable for 2 cars at the same time, with dangerous drop offs. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). It was built in the 1930’s.

Starting from Parzán, on the paved A-138, the road to the dam and power station is 12km long. Near the lake there are 2 mountain refuges: Refugio Urdiceto and Refugio del Paso de los Caballos.
Pic: Roc Garcia-Elias