Welcome to Mulhacén & Veleta
The Sierra Nevada’s two highest peaks are Veleta (3395m) and Mulhacén which, at 3479m, is the highest mountain in mainland Spain. Both are on the western end of the range, and both can be summitted from a national park post at Hoya de la Mora (2512m) on the mountains' northern flank. The post, accessible by road from Granada and the Pradollano ski resort, sits by the entrance to a mountain pass that runs over to the Alpujarran village of Capileira on the southern side. However, the top road is closed to private vehicles and the mountains’ upper reaches can only be accessed by a national park shuttle bus that's operational between late June and October (snow permitting).
For more information on the area, stop off at the Centro de Visitantes El Dornajo on the A395, about 23km from Granada.