Gorge de Miguirne

Dadès Gorge

Cresting over a small pass, 14km from Boumalne, is the hidden gem of Gorge de Miguirne, which joins the Dadès Gorge from the south. It offers a fine half-day hike amid its springs, rock pools and stunning rock formations, sculpted by time and the elements. Ask at your guesthouse for a guide.

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