Western Taurus
Turkey
2019

Sapadere Kanyonu


10. 5. 2019

Lara, Vika, Peter Schrammel

Weather

sunny

Interest

***: thunderous waters during snowmelt

Route

Sapadere Kanyonu car park, 360m - Sapadere Kanyonu waterfall, 470m - car park

Elevation gain

110m

Distance

2km

Timing

2/3h (1/3 + 1/3)

Stamina

A

Difficulty

0: wheelchair-accessible

Danger

2: broad wooden paths in the canyon; slipping into the water can be deadly, though

Visitor frequency

d: the safari jeeps arrived just before us

Comments

Entry fee 10TL

Report

After our visit to Dim Magarasi, a limestone cave in the Dim valley, we continued the excursion into the Sapadere valley. It took quite a while to get there because Safari Jeeps were in front of us and stopped many times to take pictures while blocking the road. Finally we reached the parking next to the artifically created ponds with turquoise water. After paying the entrance fee, a paved road gently climbed to the beginning of the canyon with its impressive entrance of limestone cliffs towering into the sky. We followed the path on wooden bridges often above the waters that splash down over several small waterfalls and deep pools in between. At the end of the path there is a bigger waterfall. This time with much more water and deafening noise. After taking some pictures we walked down and drove back to jump into the still quite cold sea.


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