Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park

Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park


Between the Pyrenees and the Ebro Valley

The Sierra de Guara and the Cañones de Guara are a landscape between two climates, characterised by distinctive vegetation: dry to the south and lush to the north.

The park covers part of the municipalities of Abiego, Adahuesca, Aínsa-Sobrarbe, Alquézar, Arguis, Bárcabo, Bierge, Boltaña, Caldearenas, Casbas de Huesca, Colungo, Huesca, Loporzano, Nueno and Sabiñánigo. Its altitude ranges from 430 metres at the river Alcanadre to 2,077 metres at Tozal de Guara. The landscape has a karst topography, full of caves, hills, chasms and canyons. The climate is somewhere between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, due to its location between the Pyrenees and the Ebro Valley. This marks the contrast between the vegetation in the south, which is drier and has an abundance of holm oaks, and the north, where there are leafy species such as beeches. Four main rivers run through the mountain range, creating its emblematic canyons: the Alcanadre, the Guatizalema, the Vero and the Mascún.

Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park

Huesca  (Aragón)

Type of area:Natural Park Area:47,453 hectares Tel.:+34 974318238 Tel.:+34 974293396 Website:Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park

Huesca (Aragón):

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What you need to know

  • Cultural information

    Its mountain ranges were inhabited during the Upper Palaeolithic, and cave paintings dating back to that period can still be seen in the Fuente del Trucho.

  • Environmental information

    The landscape has a karstic relief, with hills, caves, chasms and canyons. Its vegetation is primarily Mediterranean forest, with some enclaves of Atlantic forest and mountain grasslands. Notable fauna include the griffon vulture, the bearded vulture and the golden eagle.

  • Information for visits

    More information is available at the Sierra de Guara-Bierge Visitor Centre, located at carretera Rodellar s/n, Bierge (Huesca).