Andalucia Diary – Seasonal Travel Notes

Rambla De Los Yesos Canyon

Canyon country – Rambla de los Yesos, Almeria

Just a quick note about this wonderful hike (PR-A 16), near Alboloduy in Almeria.

Rambla de los Yesos

Put on your hiking boots here for a walk on the wild side and you explore unworldly landscapes of eroded rocks and deep canyons. This broad, dry river bed is bordered by vertical eroded earth. There is a feeling of the land that time forgot.  This is wild Andalucía that attracts not only geologists and ornithologists but wildlife and countryside enthusiasts that want to escape the built environment.

©Juan Carlos Poveda Vera (

©Juan Carlos Poveda Vera (

It’s a dry canyon most of the year and a great place to not only enjoy views of dramatic geology (in the places, the heavy, compacted crust of the surface hangs precipitously on top of eroded pillars of earth) but also rare birds like the ‘Hobby’ that only comes to this part of Europe.

Care has to be taken as if it storms over the mountains, the 14 km canyon can flood, so check the weather forecast! Best to go with a guide.

(Only had my iPhone as usual, so pictures a bit grainy – I added a decent photo from Juan Carlos, one of our guides)

Rambla de los Yesos canyon hike andalucia diary

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