12 Incredibly Beautiful Canyons And Gorges From Around the World


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

The Colca Canyon is Peru’s third most visited tourist destination and is one of the deepest canyons in the world with a depth of over 10,000 feet.

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

The roots of this 100 metre deep and 2 km long canyon can be traced back to around two million years back around the ice age. The beautiful river canyon is located in South-East 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

This canyon is no stranger to such a list and one can easily see why. The slot canyon has winding walls in a stunning texture that is definitely a treat for sore eyes.

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.


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