Currently it has been left for tourism enjoyment, but it was a very practical and necessary path. It consists of concrete walkways that fly over the Guadalhorce River. It was built for a practical purpose, to quickly connect both ends of a novel hydroelectric jump during the twentieth century. For years it served to communicate with the inhabitants of the region and make their daily lives easier.
The Desfiladero de los Gaitanes together with the Caminito del Rey is one of the most visited places in the province of Málaga. A unique place where animals such as mountain cobras, hawks, eagles or the griffon vulture live.
Until the arrival of the AVE, El Desfiladero de los Gaitanes was the only railway access to Malaga city from the interior of Spain.
Some films have been recorded in this beautiful spot.