Beauty born from water
Hoces del Alto Ebro and Rudron
Lying in the northwest of the province of Burgos, the Alto Ebro and Rudrón gorges form part of the Castilla y León Natural Spaces Plan. Their main attractions are the Ebro and Rudrón rivers which run through a canyon, creating sheer walls and spectacular landscapes such as the karst formation at Pozo Azul, the resurgence of the Rudrón at Barrio-Panizares and Orbaneja Fall, an impressive spring that drops in a vast rush down to the River Ebro.
A stunning natural landscape further enriched by the forest mass and the presence of crayfish, trout and perch¿as well as numerous species of birds. The riverbanks form one of the most spectacular ecosystems, together with the well-kept forests of holm oaks, beeches and junipers, the vegetation that grows on the rocky slopes, including an interesting range of bushes and shrubs, the moorlands and a number of wetlands.
Visitors can admire breathtaking scenery from Valdelateja as they hike along the Ebro Canyon or climb up to Alto Rudrón along a track that runs alongside the river from Hoyos del Tozo to Moradillo del Castillo. A setting boasting a host of stunning natural features such as Piscarciano Cave, Carrales Beech Wood, the passes at Tornos and Palancas... in short, countless ways of enjoying this magnificent natural landscape.
- Eagle Bonelli's and real, egyptian vulture, owl, griffon vulture, peregrine falcon, iberian desman, green lizard, kingfisher and otter.
- Predominantly limestone, where the Ebro and its tributaries have dug canyons, gorges, ravines as well as a karstic complex.
- Beech, Quercus pyrenaica (melojo, rebollo, quejigo), willow, alder, maple, poplar, holm oak and heaths.
Category: Natural Park (46,373 ha.)
- Municipalities in the province of Burgos:
- Alfoz de Bricia,
- Los Altos,
- Basconcillos del Tozo,
- Sargentes de la Lora,
- Tubilla del Agua,
- Valle de Manzanedo,
- Valle de Sedano
- Valle de Valdebezana,
- Valle de Zamanzas