District of Añisclo

It's a stunning valley full of beautiful slides and waterfalls. The 13-km journey starts in Escalona via a road that runs through the impressive gorge of the river Bellos At its headwaters, a glacial Cirque is encased in the deep canyon of Añisclo.
Following the road we reach the car park of the Hermitage of San Úrbez. From there, crossing the Romanesque bridge, we can approach the hermitage, built on the walls of the mountain and sheltered by a small cave.

Going for a walk in the neighbourhood of San Úrbez

From the hermitage we can do a loop walk of about 1 hour. The route descends to the river Aso and leads you to a beautiful waterfall, the remains of the old mill from Aso and the entrance to the Cueva del Moro (i.e., the cave of the moor). Once you have crossed the River, the path ascends again to the car park of San Úrbez. San Úrbez- río Aso

  • Estimated Time: 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy


Ascent along the valley floor

From the hermitage it is also possible to ascend along the valley floor. The route to the Llanos de la Ripareta takes about 3 hours. A site with beautiful views on the valley of Añisclo. Llanos de la Ripareta


Interesting links:

Routes in the Ordesa and Monte Perdido National Park

Añisclo trails Brochure pdf.


Information Point District of Añisclo

  • Escalona visitor centre: Calle Mayor s/n. 22363 Escalona. Tel.: 974 50 51 31
  • Access point: The road to the Añisclo Canyon is one way during the summer and Easter months. One can return by taking the road from Buerba to Puyarruego and from there again to Escalona.