A Most Tricky Road to Alto de Calabazosa and Lago de la Cueva Viewpoint

Alto de Calabazosa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.691m (5,547ft) above the sea level, located located on the South of the Principality of Asturias, in northern Spain.

Mirador Lago de la Cueva
Mirador Lago de la Cueva

Located within the Somiedo Natural Park, in the central area of the Cantabrian Mountains, the road to the summit is unpaved and treacherous in parts. It’s called Ruta de los lagos de Somiedo. It’s closed to private vehicles. Strongly required making your way though with a high-clearance 4WD vehicle. Only travel on this road when it is dry. As always, check road conditions before departing. The viewpoint is located at Alto de Calabazosa, a mountain pass. The road ends at 1.786m (5,859ft) above the sea level.

Mirador Lago de la Cueva, a nice viewpoint at the summit

At the summit is a natural viewpoint, known as Mirador Lago de la Cueva with stunning views of the area. Starting from the parking lot on Alto de la Farrapona, the road is 2.0 km long. Weather conditions can change quickly and be harsh. Open to traffic throughout the year, may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. It suffers the harsh meteorological conditions of the area every winter. Road closures can be frequent. It is a land of great beauty, especially ideal for nature lovers. The scenery is stunning and you will be blown away by its beauty.
Pic: Jorge Guerra García