Montaña Roja

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Montaña Roja
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Wandering_Hippy_Me
Southampton, UK298 contributions
Feb 2020
Hiked up this volcano in around 40 minutes and then spent around 90 minutes walking around the crater and then down, along the path that leads through the crater. You could complete this in a much shorter time but I would recommend taking it slowly, taking the environment and the views in. Well worth the visit.
Written March 1, 2020
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mikeijay
London, UK114 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
After a couple of weeks of all inclusive gluttony decided to do this hike daily. You can park on Montana Baja and just follow the telephone mast to the start of the trial. The start is pretty steep but it’s not long at all. You can get to the top in 15 mins. Just need some good trainers which my running shoes were not! From the top you have a great path all the way around the rim of the volcano. Best to go early morning to watch the sun come over the mountains and when it’s cooler. Amazing wrap around views of Playa Blanca. The walk from start to finish is just under 3km and it’s extremely rewarding! The trail is good apart from one corner but nothing too challenging. Be careful as it’s very windy!
Written August 21, 2020
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Mary S
11 contributions
Dec 2021
Steep at the start but worth it for the panoramic views. The track is well- marked , with good grip. This is a short walk/climb, around 60 minutes up and down but do allow more time to linger at the top and to walk around the crater.
Written January 1, 2022
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Thomascooked
Wirral, UK105 contributions
Aug 2020 • Solo
Its is a relatively easy climb if you have reasonable fitness.
I got to the top it about 15 minutes and the view was nice.
It is however ridiculously windy up there, I was getting buffered around and anything thats loose will be caught by the wind, if its a hat it will be gone, if a open shirt or jacket it will have the potential to knock you off your feet.
I couldn't and wouldn't try to get too close to the edge, the view might be good but the wind could be enough to push you over the edge.
Perhaps I was a bit unlucky with the wind but do consider if it is windy down bottom (in my experience Lanzarote usually is) it will be ten times worse at the top.
Written August 20, 2020
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djcj
Ohope, New Zealand271 contributions
Jan 2020
Not too difficult a walk and worth it for the views. When you arrive at the top you can walk around the crater and even go down into it. Need to wear good shoes as it's loose stones and rocks and very narrow and uneven around the edge of the crater. The start is at the mobile phone mast. Was quite busy when we walked up on a Friday morning but most days there were only a handful of people.
Written February 6, 2020
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Stu146
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK70 contributions
Jan 2020
we walked up this volcano because the weather wasnt so great this day. It looked easy enough and it turned out to be just that. We are both around 60 and found it very easy. There isnt really a lot to do at the top, other than admire the fantastic views, but it was worth it to say "I walked up a volcano this morning". The rock formations which have formed from molten lava cooling are well worth seeing up close. Take a stout pair of shoes as there is a lot of loose and uneven rocks on the trail to the top. It took about 20 mins up and the same down. We loved it.
Written February 7, 2020
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GLSA
Belfast, UK179 contributions
Sep 2021
This is well worth the walk up to see the dormant crater and walk round that if you have time and over to view far end of coast off Playa Blanca.

Definitely have good foot wear and although it is relatively easy walk it is steep and rocky at times and not for anyone not fit enough or able to do it.

If driving to the base be careful where you park as there are now tow away zones, but you can park just down the hill a bit
Written September 10, 2021
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Beth B
Manchester, UK172 contributions
Jan 2020
It takes longer to get to the trail head, a good 45 mins from the centre of Playa Blanca, than it does walk to the top. It’s a fairly easy 15 min walk up, with great views. Once upon there, you can walk into the crater, and there are multiple trails down.
Written January 3, 2020
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A S
Newtownards, UK10 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
You need to be reasonably fit but for a 30 to 40 minute leisurely climb up the trails the views are amazing and you can walk down into the crater. Wear good shoes and check the weather. We got caught out by a bit of rain on a very windy day. It didn't spoil it for us at all but could be a bit nervy for some with how steep some of the slopes are.
Written January 7, 2020
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Margret M
3 contributions
Dec 2021
Lovely walk from the hotel up to the mountain. We stay at Elba and it was a 20 minute walk untill the bottom of the mountain and a small half hour to go up. You can walk all around the crater and even inside it! lovely views of the whole of Playa blanca. Make sure you go a sunny day with less wind.
Written December 20, 2021
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