In the middle of the crater, between two ravines, there is a ridge upon which rises a rocky needle of volcanic basalt just under a hundred meters high, the Roque Idafe (28.7125 N, 17.8807 W). This stone has had a great importance according to tradition of the indigenous people. He was offered animal sacrifices to prevent a collapse of the rock and thus a cataclysm, as he was probably considered as a support between heaven and earth. However, archaeological finds in this area could not be made. The Roque Idafe was declared a natural monument in 1994.
Source and more info: Wikipedia
February 23, 2018
This track has it all: It is relatively long and the trails are partially unpaved. In addition, you have to be careful not to miss the sometimes small and inconspicuous crossings on the trail, otherwise you have to go back a few steps to get back on the trail. Incidentally, anyone following this route will not be able to see the Cascada de Colores directly. For this, a small detour is necessary before the last climb.
Although this route offers beautiful views, my companion and I were a bit disappointed when we reached the end or the turning point. We had hoped to find a picnic area or at least a seat. That did not exist. Instead, the voice from the navigation system suddenly says that you should turn back now. After all, when this point is reached (in the middle of a challenging climb), you have a pretty good view of the Roque Idafe.
We hiked the route in June and on the Canal de Dos Aguas the brook was so wide that you either have to be very skilled and equipped with walking sticks or have to take an involuntary foot bath.
If you are lucky with the weather (it was cloudy in our case), it is very good with one to two liters of water. Absolutely necessary but solid hiking boots and a good slip resistance, a good condition and long breath, because the tour extends over a good six hours.
June 14, 2019
As other comrades have written, the Roque has had a meaning for the natives of the island. For me as a tourist, it was just fascinating how such a piece of rock can have such a shape. Since one can understand that the indigenous people have charged the stone ideologically.
June 14, 2019
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