The decrepit footpath of Spain’s El Caminito del Rey floats like a broken chain of islands in the sky. The jagged mosaic of steel and concrete is precariously tacked onto the vertical cliff faces of El Chorro canyon. Clinging thousands of feet over the teal waters of Río Guadalhorce, the remnants of the old “king’s little path” is as much a testament to human bravery as it is a monument to our foolishness.
El Caminito del Rey (the king’s little path) was once considered the world’s most dangerous hike. The walkway was repaired and recommissioned by the Spanish government in 2015 and now hosts hundreds of hikers per day.