There’s something about canyons and gorges that is truly humbling. They’re beautiful, majestic and such sights to behold. Read on to explore some gorgeous gorges and canyons from around the world.
12. Echidna Chasm, Australia
Located in Purnululu National Park in Western Australia, this canyon is only as wide as six feet at certain spots. With walls going up to a height of 600 feet, the walk is indeed a beautiful one as the sunlight plays around the natural landscape of the canyon, making way for beautiful orange and red hues.
11. The Colca Canyon, Peru
10. Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
Stretching over 25 kms., the Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons in the world. It’s lush subtropical foliage contributes to it’s gorgeous green looks that the canyon is so incredibly popular for.
9. Aare Gorge, Switzerland
Situated close to the town of Meiringen, the gorge is a result of a section of the Aare river carving through a limestone ridge. Although the gorge isn’t too long, spanning only one mile, but it’s the cliffs on either side of the gorge that make for an superbly dramatic scenery. A walkway built through the gorge gives visitors a chance to see this beauty with much ease.
8. Grand Canyon, USA
Easily one of the most popular canyons around the world, the Grand Canyon is a gorgeous blend of big and beautiful and intricate and stunning. The 446 km long nature’s wonder is located in Arizona and offers a variety of experiences for tourists including trails, hikes, skydiving and a glass bottomed skywalk.
7. Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Iceland
6. Verdon Gorge, France
The magical blue hue of the Verdon river water is what gives this gorge a truly unique experience. Often referred to as one of the most beautiful gorges in Europe, this one has a length of roughly 25 km.
5. Fish River Canyon, Namibia
Situated in the Southern part of the country, the Fish Canyon River is the largest in Africa and second largest canyon in the world. Featuring a gigantic ravine, the canyon is one of the top tourist destination in Namibia.
4. Corrieshalloch Gorge, Scotland
Formed at the end of the last ice age, this gorge is situated on the Droma river in the Scottish highlands. Visitors can take in the beauty of the gorge via a viewing platform and a Victorian suspension bridge.
3. Antelope Canyon, USA
2. Bicaz Canyon, Romania
This spectacular Romanian gorge is a part of Cheile Bicazului-Hășmaș National Park. With majestic walls on one side and heart stopping drops on the other side, this canyon is said to be home to one of the most beautiful drives in the country.
1. Tiger Leaping Gorge, China
Considered one of the most scenic river gorges in the world, this beautiful gorge in Southwestern China has a depth of over 12,000 feet at several points.Tiger Leaping Gorge is roughly 15 km in length.