One of the most important biodiversity areas in Castile-La Mancha
Situated between the south-east of Guadalajara and the north-east of Cuenca, this nature reserve is the largest network of canyons and gorges in Castile-La Mancha. Most of the typical characteristics of the Iberian Mountain Range can be found in the Alto Tajo region. Some of the important features of the terrain are linked with the courses of the rivers such as the canyons, gorges and terraces, as well as singular shapes on the slopes such as crevices, jagged peaks and monoliths.
The network runs along the Tajo River and a large number of tributaries, including Cabrillas, Bullones, Gallo, Arandilla, Salado, Ablanquejo, Hoceseca and Tajuelo. The reserve also has five singular spots: the source of the Cuervo River, the pools of Taravilla and Valtablado and the salt pans of Armallá and Saélices.
Alto Tajo nature reserve
Entre la parte suroriental de Guadalajara y la nororiental de Cuenca. Acceso A-2 Guadalajara-Alcolea del Pinar, km. 133 tomar la N-211 a Molina de Aragón.
Molina de Aragón, Guadalajara (Castilla-La Mancha)
What you need to know
Its highlights are its wide variety of flowers and vast pine forests. Regarding its fauna, there are birds (including birds of prey such as griffon vultures and Bonelli's eagles), mammals such as wild cats and otters, micromammals and reptiles, nine types of amphibians and seven indigenous fish species.
Information for visits
The reserve has a Visitor Centre situated in Corduente (Guadalajara) which provides all the information on the natural resources in this protected area.