Sierra de Caballos

Sierra de Caballos or Sierra de los Caballos is a mountain range in the Maestrazgo and Bajo Aragón comarcas of Aragon, Teruel Province, Spain. The highest point in the range is Las Artigas (1,205 m). The Guadalopillo River flows along the northern side of the range.[1]

Sierra de Caballos
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Sierra de los Caballos between Molinos and Berge
Highest point
PeakLas Artigas
Elevation1,205 m (3,953 ft)
ListingList of mountains in Aragon
Coordinates40°49′57″N 0°25′26″W / 40.83250°N 0.42389°W / 40.83250; -0.42389Coordinates: 40°49′57″N 0°25′26″W / 40.83250°N 0.42389°W / 40.83250; -0.42389
Geography
Sierra de Caballos is located in Spain
Sierra de Caballos
Sierra de Caballos
Location in Spain
LocationMaestrazgo, Bajo Aragón,
Aragon
Parent rangeIberian System, Eastern zone
Geology
OrogenyAlpine orogeny
Age of rockMesozoic
Type of rockdolomite and Marl
Climbing
Easiest routeFrom the towns of Seno, Molinos or Berge
The arid-looking Sierra de Caballos range rising behind Molinos town

GeographyEdit

This arid-looking series of parallel ranges is cut by many ravines. It is located north of Castellote, at the eastern end of the Iberian System, roughly between Molinos and Berge. There are many fossils from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods in this area.

The Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña near Berge, is in the northern side of the Sierra de Caballos. El Picuezo is an original rock formation near Molinos. The impressive Grutas de Cristal "glass caves" are located in the area of these mountains, within Molinos municipal term.[2]

There are other mountain ranges with the name "Sierra de Caballos" in the world. One of them is in Isla de Pinos, Cuba.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Guadalopillo" (in Spanish). Gran Enciclopedia Aragonesa. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  2. ^ Caves in Maestrazgo Archived 2008-05-19 at the Wayback Machine

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