Shelter - Refugio Natural de Siete Lagunas
Access to the Cañada de Siete Lagunas is usually made from Trevélez, it is the shortest. It can also be reached with some ease from Capileira (by the Mulhacén), and from the University Hostel (also after climbing the Mulhacén). You can also access the Cañada de Siete Lagunas from El Goterón, crossing the hill of the Alcazaba, and from the Lag. de la Mosca, by the Canute de Siete Lagunas.
To get to Trevélez by car from Granada, take the A-44 towards Motril, and take the A-348 40km. from Granada direction Lanjaron - Orgiva.
From this point we will continue towards Pampaneira, and on that same road we will finally reach the highest town in Spain, Trevélez. Two kilometers before reaching Trevélez is the entrance to the campsite.
The route of ascent begins from the square of the middle district of Trevélez, perfectly signposted with indications that lead us towards the 7 lagoons.
The road runs with some hard slope and between curious canals similar to streams but that run parallel to the contour lines until reaching after an hour and a half, more or less, the Black Chorreras last strong gap to overcome before reaching the 7 Lagoons and reach the height of 2900m.
From the summits of the Mulhacén and the Alcazaba, there are paths to the south that go down towards the Alpujarras. Among those hills is the Cañada de Siete Lagunas, one of the most beautiful sites in the Sierra Nevada, and an unbeatable place as a base to " attack " these two peaks.
In the Cañada de Siete Lagunas we can usually find those 7 lagoons from which it takes its name, although during the thaw there is usually some more, and in very dry years it is possible that some run out of water. The highest is located just below the Puntal de Siete Lagunas, at an altitude of 3,060 meters, and the lowest, the Hondera, is about 2,900 meters.
In the vicinity of this Laguna Hondera is where the Refug is located