Boumalne Dades

Is a town in Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa- Draa, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it had a

population of 11,179.

Boumalne du Dades is for most tourists a hub for visiting the fantastic Dades Gorge which starts just north of Boumalne, the road snakes up in a leisurely fashion inside the wide walls of the gorge past a Kasbah at Ait

Youl, 6,5 km the main raod. A couple of kilometers later the road crosses an oued (riverbed), this valley offers a trekking route to Kelaa Magouna.

After 5 km and over a small pass, the hidden Sidi Boubar Gorge (or Gorge de Miguirne)

joins from the right.The small gorge has springs and rock pools and makes a good half-

day hike, part of which requires some wading.Another 4km brings you to a weird

collection of rock formations.further on, the village of Ait Oudinar has a few shop and

Sunday souq. Here the Gorge narrow abruptly and the river flows right by the roadside.