Góriz mountain hut
Emblem of the Pyrenean refuges, in the heart of the National Park of Ordesa Y Monte Perdido , the Góriz Refuge enjoys a privileged position for practicing mountain sports. It serves as a base for the ascent to Monte Perdido by several of its routes -including the normal one- as well as to other peaks and outstanding places: Cilindro, Soum de Ramond, Marboré, Casco, Taillón, Brecha de Rolando, Casteret ice cave, etc. . It is a crossing point for the Senda Transpirenaica (GR-11) and crossings such as the Vuelta al Perdido.
Just the fact of reaching it, going up the impressive Ordesa canyon, constitutes one of the most beautiful itineraries in the entire Pyrenees .
The refuge began to be built in 1961 and has been serving mountaineers for more than 50 years.
It is open and guarded every day of the year.
The titular guards are Joan Maria Vendrell, Borja Fernandez, Iban Urbieta Y Luis Muñoz , although the work team is made up of many more. In winter you will usually only meet two people here, but in summer you can see up to nine different faces tending the hut.
Services and facilities
- 80 places in bunk beds with mattress, blanket and pillow, in seven bedrooms.
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and picnic service.
- Bar service all day, with hot and cold drinks.
- WC and hot showers.
- Free kitchen (without utensils or gas).
- Rental of sacks-sheets.
- Shoes to walk around the shelter.
- First aid kit.
- Emergency station.
- Public phone.
42º 39′ 51.8″N
000º 00′ 58.5″ E
UTM coordinates (Zone 31):
(European Datum 1950)
Where we are
We are in the Huesca region of Sobrarbe, in the central Aragonese Pyrenees, within the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park.
Góriz is a high altitude refuge, and therefore the only way to access it is on foot. The closest towns are Nerín and Torla, the latter being the main entrance gate to the National Park, and the last inhabited point before reaching the Pradera de Ordesa car park, from where the walk to the refuge is undertaken by the normal route.
Main entrances to the refuge:
By car to Pradera de Ordesa (in summer, Easter and Puente del Pilar by bus), and from there following the GR-11 (4 hours). In winter it is advisable to go through the Soaso plugs, due to the danger of avalanches on the way to the Zetas.
2 hours on foot to Cuello Arenas (in summer there is the possibility of taking a bus to Ciarracils), and from there, passing through Cuello Gordo and the foothills of the Sierra Custodia, we reach the refuge in a total of 4 hours. In winter it is advisable to go through the Sierra Custodia ridge (1 hour more).
By the GR-1.1 passing through the Collado de Añisclo and the Collado de Arrablo. Itinerary not recommended in winter (8 hours).
By the GR-11, passing through the Puente de los Navarros and the Pradera de Ordesa (6 hours). You can also come through the Puerto de Bujaruelo, Refugio de Serradets and Brecha de Rolando (8 hours).
From San Urbez, going up the Añisclo Canyon to Fuenblanca, and from there along the GR-11 you ascend to Collado de Arrablo and reach the refuge (6 hours).