La Yecla Natural Park and Arlanza’s Sabinares Trees

FOTOPeña Carazo desde San Pedro de Arlanza

Peña Carazo desde San Pedro de Arlanza


This natural park in La Yecla covers also an area with a valley, the hills of Cervera, Mataviejas gorge, Carazo’s plateau, Gayubar’s forest and Mamblas highland.  A spectacular natural panorama

Lions Vultures

FOTODesfiladero de La Yecla

Desfiladero de La Yecla


Starting from Salas de los Infanes to Hontoria del Pinar, we took a deviation in Hacinas that will take to us to Santo Domingo de Silos. A few meters from this town, we take the highway that will lead us to La Yecla, refuge of an important population of lions vultures. Deep throat excavated by the water erosion on the limestone rock that characterizes the relief of the Peñas de Cervera, it is crossed by a series of bridges and hanging footbridges that allow to cross it walking and to enjoy the sounds of Cauce river.

Sabinar unique in the world




The Sabinares del Arlanza, slopes of their qualification as Natural Park, are formed by extensive forests of "sabina albar", some of which surpass two thousand years of life. Aside from these sabinares, the most extensive and the best conserved of all the planet, this natural space also lodges other species like oaks, "quejigos" and "rebollos". Thanks to a rocky relief, with great practically cut inaccessible, an abundant population of birds rapaces have been developed, between them we can mark  the lion vulture, but also others like the real eagle, "perdicera y calzada" , the "halcón peregrino", sparrowhawk, azor, egyptian vulture, real owl, in addition to other animal species like the wolf, wild boar, otters and endless of aquatic birds.