First of all, we are going to clarify the meaning of the Cahorros, that the RAE (Real Academia Española) does not have it as recognized. Some associate it with a rough and steep place like a canyon and others with a gorge or narrowing. Whatever the area meets all this and is beautiful to visit near Granada.
The Monachil River, in the Guadalquivir basin, rises on the northwestern slope of the Veleta peak, at an altitude of 2,975 metres. After a rapid descent of 26 km in length passing through the Sierra Nevada ski resort, the deep gorge of Los Cahorros takes you to the pass between the limestone rocks. Then it will cross the urban area of Monachil, to finally flow into the Genil River, on the outskirts of the capital of Granada.
Los Cahorros del Monachil, as I said before, is an area of amazing landscapes ideal for hiking or climbing. The road runs along the river between trails, walkways and fun sections where you have to go down a little doing the worm.
We made the return through the high Cahorros where you can see the cut that the Monachil River has made in its path.
And finally, comment that the route starts from the town of Monachil and we pass through that point. But we started and finished the route, to have guaranteed parking and enjoy a good meal, at the Merendero San Garrito.
Max elevation: 1130 m
Total climbing: 436 m
Total time: 03:46:23