In the region you find the Natural Park; " Parque Natural de las Sierras Tejeda, Armijara and Alhama which is situated in the south, close to the coast. It is 40.663 ha big and has a lot of pine trees and carved canyons.
The park has fast flowing rivers and spectacular waterfalls like the "Los Arboles Pertificados" where the water has petrified old tree trunks that where stucked when they fall down a waterfall. The park is crossed by the main rivers Rio Cacin, Rio Verde and Rio Grande. Several comagnies are organizing rafting and canyoning activities on the Rio Verde.
Trek Sierra Nevada is run by Ben and Rebecca, a British couple living and working in Granada. Since they arrived four years ago, they have immensely enjoyed exploring the surrounding area, which really is a paradise for hikers. Trek Sierra Nevada is providing detailed, easy-to-follow and accurate information in a standard format for a wide range of hiking routes in the Sierra Nevada and surrounding area.