Anisclo Canyon

  • Anisclo - © Flickr user Gerard
  • Anisclo Canyon - © flickr user R E M I B R I D O T
  • Anisclo Canyon - © flickr user R E M I B R I D O T
  • Anisclo - © Flickr user Gerard
  • Anisclo - © Flickr user Gerard
  • blue lagoon - © flickr user villette65
  • © flickr user Anders Lanzen
  • © flickr user Calafellvalo
  • © flickr user Calafellvalo
  • © flickr user Pierre Laforest

Key information: Anisclo Canyon

    A classic limestone canyon, running due south from the Monte Perdido massif and adjoining the Ordesa Canyon to its west. Less easily explored than Ordesa and consequently less famous, but its very different character (narrower and perhaps more numinous) will reward the effort.

     

    The canyon is in places nearly a slot canyon, between huge and light-obscuring cliffs with delightful and at times dank-world greenery crowding every available ledge.

     

    This is tough mountain and canyon walking: beware of the very changeable weather.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating88
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest4
  • Charisma34
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating88

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 6+ hours
  • Maximum Altitude: Around 2,000m
  • Level of Difficulty: Difficult
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Anisclo Canyon - © flickr user R E M I B R I D O T

WALK SUMMARY

A classic limestone canyon, running due south from the Monte Perdido massif and adjoining the Ordesa Canyon to its west. Less easily explored than Ordesa and consequently less famous, but its very different character will reward the effort.

 

The canyon is in places nearly a slot canyon, between huge and light-obscuring cliffs with delightful and at times dank-world greenery crowding every available ledge. It is an extraordinarily dramatic place, a narrow, water-carved hole with a perfect stream chuckling its way (on a good day) between towering cliffs, a very secret and verdant domain amid the sere highlands. It is much loved by walkers.

 

Mondoto on the rim has superb views into the canyon and across to the high range.

 

You can walk down or up the Anisclo Canyon in 6+ hours, although there are all sorts of ways you can tackle it (or its parts). This can be demanding walking,

 

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For more information and photos, including on wildlife and the landscape and including detailed practical information and some warnings, see our French Pyrenees walk page.

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