Hunting in the Sierra Nevadas, Spain.
Located in the southeastern portion of the peninsula, just south of Granada, the Sierra Nevada Mountains possess the two highest points of the Iberian Peninsula. The Mulhacen mountain towers at an impressive 11,411 feet, while its sister Veleta rises to 11,148 feet. While both peaks reside in a national park, we hunt the adjoining lands, at lower elevations (from sea level to 4,800 feet). The terrain is dry and dusty with a lot of slate rock, but etched with an abundance of creeks and streams.
The Mediterranean forest in this mountain region is clothed with a plethora of pine and Spanish broom trees while almond and olive orchards dot the surrounding landscape. There are numerous dirt roads we can use to scout the area, however, because of the steep canyons, be prepared for long shots from 300 – 400 yards.
How to get to Sierra Nevada
- From Malaga: 1:30h (70 miles)
- From Madrid: 5h (298 miles)