Lanzarote Guide Map – Off the beaten Lanzarote track series
Caldera de Los Cuervos (Volcanic crater of the Crows)
On the outskirts of the Timanfaya National Park lurks ‘El Volcan de los Cuervos’ or ‘The volcano of the Crows’. The volcano was formed in 1730 as one of the first eruptions that formed the whole Timanfaya area lasting six years until 1736.
There is lots of parking adjacent to the main road then its about a one hour round trip with a distance of just over four kilometers.
Parking is found along the road that leads from the main La Geria road to Tinajo, a few hundred yards and parking is on the left. The trail is well marked and leads towards the volcano, around it and inside. Along the way are some great plaques giving some amazing detail.
As you leave your car you will be surrounded the extreme lunar landscape leading away to the horizon. The amount of volcanos and lava is awe inspiring. Its not hard to imagine how this area would have looked during those six years of constant eruptions and lava flows. The Timanfaya area used to be one of the most vegetative areas of the island pre eruptions, then everything changed.
Approaching the outside perimeter of the volcano the path splits to the left and right. The left route is the long way around the volcano and into it. The right path find the entrance to the internal crater much closer.
The whole trip will take a morning and be well worth it.
The map above shows the parking area and walk around the crater and inside