Peña Collarada is the popular name for the people of the village of Canfranc (you must say "peña" and not "pico" or "monte" about this peak) but it's no very important (except for the people of this village)
found in the map 1:40.000 of Editorial Pirineo is Peña Collarada
If we plan to clim the Collarada from the south and use the track to park the car there, it is required to ask an authorisation to drive the track to El Mirador at the city town hall of Villanueva. This place is open only from 9:am (in theory) so it's better to ask it the day before, quite early in the afternoon (it closes early too)
I signaled this information in the route Villanua-La Trapa, but I think it's a good idea to include the info in the main page as well. The name of the city is Villanua not Villanueva (It's difficult for the people not Spanish).
Up-date on access from Villanua/La Trapa (south). Changes to access to La Trapa (track from Villanúa) for private vehicles. Between 1 May and 30 September, no permits are granted, as far as I can make out. Instead, a 4x4 jeep (or minibus) service has been put in place for access to the Refugio de la Espata, 1,690m (for Punta Espata or for the access to Collarada via Collado de Ip, for example) or for the higher-up Refugio de la Trapa, 1,720m.
Timetable and Prices here. RESERVATION RECOMMENDED, especially if you want to make use of the early morning - 06:00h or the 07.30h - service. It is promoted for BTT (bike) with a network of BTT routes between La Trapa and Villanua, but is ideal for walkers who want to climb Collarada without hiking nearly 800m of ascent from Villanua (941m altitud) to La Trapa.
* Outside the above dates you will still need to seek a permit (well before the day you wish to have access) as detailed in the route information here. And by the way, I can confirm that the track from Villanua is not appropriate for a non-4x4 vehicle.
Hiking Option from Villanúa. Another option is to walk from the village by the “Camino Viejo de Collarada” which is a clearly-marked and in-good-condition path that takes you up, mostly through woodland, to La Trapa in less than 2 hours (timing is given as 2h 30m from Villanua but most fit hikers will take less time). It may be worth mentioning that THIS IS ONE OF THE BTT BIKE TRAILS. The upper part that zig zags through pine forest, is on very narrow paths. Keep an ear and eye open for possible bikers whizzing their way down it.
The path starts from the Visitors Centre La Guixa (caves). Follow the clearly-marked signpost in the carpark and the rest is clear. You will walk little more than 20 metres in total on track but will cross it various times. Each junction is clearly marked. It is a particularly nice way to descend from La Trapa to Villanua (sign post just down from the hut, by the wooden bench) and means you don’t have to wait for the 4x4 jeep service to pick you up. It took us under 1h 30m to descend at normal, mortals speed (not the 2h 30m indicated on the signpost).
The Pass "El Hachar": The scrambly section just at the start of the main route from La Trapa now (2011) has 3 short sections of shiny, new cable to help over the slightly polished scramble to reach the Campos de Trapal.
7 August, 2011. We didn’t get much beyond the Fuen de Campanils today before having to turn back due to a pea-soop mist, so I can’t report if there is are any other “new” things higher up on the route to Collarada from Villanua.
ya conocí esto hace unos meses ya que estuvieron mis amigos y tenía pendiente ponerlo en la web pero me daba pereza traducir al inglés, ahora gracias a tí lo copiaré