Geoparque Unesco

PN 1 Ordesa Valley

Torla-Cola de Caballo-Góriz Shelter

This is without doubt the most popular route in the National Park; essential in order to understand the spectacular Ordesa Valley and its waterfalls.

Achievable for everyone as far as the Cola de Caballo (Horsetail Waterfall). This is the one route that every visitor that comes to Ordesa should experience. It runs along the floor of the Ordesa Valley, visiting the countless waterfalls and enables visitors to imagine what this valley was like 50,000 years ago when it was completely covered in ice.

You only need to download the pdf of Geo-Route PN 1 Vallée d'Ordesa


  • Route: Torla - Pradera de Ordesa - Cola de Caballo - Goriz Refuge
  • Type of Route:linear (return along the same route).
  • Difficulty level: Elemental
  • Duration: 3 hours to the Cola de Caballo waterfall and another 1.5 to the Góriz refuge.
  • Distance 15,5 km to the Cola de Caballo waterfall and 21 km to the Góriz refuge.
  • Gradient: 450 to the Cola de Caballo Waterfall and 950 to Góriz.
  • Starting point Torla
  • Comments This Geo-Route runs through the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, part of the transboundary site Pyrenees-Monte Perdido, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. At certain times of year it is restricted access by private vehicle to "La Pradera de Ordesa", having an alternative bus service.Information Point of the National Park in Torla. Tel: 974486472

Recomentations in your visit to Sobrarbe-Pirineos Geopark

  • Safe visits, unforgettable experiences. There are companies who collaborate with the Geopark where you can hire specialized guides to make your tour a unique and safe experience.
  • Respect the geological outcrops. Do not break off samples of rock, mineral or fossils; anly take the loose pieces

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