Sierra de Guadarrama

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointPico de Peñalara (2428 m/7966 ft)
States/ProvincesCastilla y León (43%), Madrid (30%), Castilla-La Mancha (28%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area25,167 sq km / 9,717 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent211 km / 131 mi North-South
186 km / 116 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long40° 46' N; 3° 46' W
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Map of Sierra de Guadarrama
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Sierra de Guadarrama.
Castile RangesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Sierra de GataLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Sierra de GredosLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Sierra de GuadarramaLevel 4
         Sierra de San PedroLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Sierra de GuadalupeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Montes de ToledoLevel 4 (Sibling)
         La ManchaLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Sierra de Guadarrama

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Pico de Peñalara24287966 
2.Cerro Claveles23887835 
3.Cabeza de Hierro Mayor23817812 
4.Cabeza de Hierro Menor23767795 
5.Hermana Mayor22847493 
6.Cerro de Valdemartín22827487 
8.Hermana Menor22717451 
9.Alto de las Guarramillas22587408 
10.Alto de las Mesas22577405 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Sierra de Guadarrama

Pico de Peñalara
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During the ascent of Peñalara (2019-01-26). Photo by Nikolaus Zulinski.
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Hermana Mayor
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My camera lens is a little fogged up... plenty of soft snow on the ground, very sunny day! (2019-02-22). Photo by Iona Feldman.
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Lobo on the left, with the crags of the West ridge disappearing into cloud (2014-09-30). Photo by Susan Mackenzie.
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Siete Picos
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My son is trying to figure out which way to go to reach the summit (2021-07-15). Photo by Aleksandra Feldman.
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