Ganquan Yucha Grand Canyon – Shehegou (Snake River gorge) 甘泉雨岔大峡谷 蛇河沟

30 minutes by car from Ganquan Yucha Grand Canyon entrance (click on the link to see maps and more details).

It’s not accessible from the same road as the other gorges in Yucha canyon. We booked a car and driver for 300 yuan. We stayed 4 hours in the canyon.

Time of visit: April 2019

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The sign below says: “The canyon is not open to the public, forbidden to enter”. But there are no obstacles and it’s easy to follow the path into the canyon.

We didn’t meet anyone during our half day in the canyon, we were completely alone!

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At the end of the main road where you park the car, oil was produced here until recently
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This path leads into the canyon
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Getting closer to the canyon
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The beginning of the canyon
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Thick ice in mid April, but it’s easy to walk on
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Some parts are very narrow, you have to use your hands and “climb” your way ahead
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Some obstacles here and there, but it’s possible to bypass or go round.
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