Ganquan Yucha Grand Canyon – Hudiegou (Butterfly gorge) 甘泉雨岔大峡谷 蝴蝶沟

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

We hired a car/driver for 300 yuan and stayed for a couple of hours.
More and more tourists have discovered this gorge recently, but it was not crowded at all.

Butterfly gorge consists of two parts with separate entrances, a small gorge called Yixiantian (“One line sky”) 一线天, and the main Butterfly gorge. Yixiantian is extremely narrow and rather short, it’s impossible to go more than a couple of hundred meters. But it’s beautiful and well worth a visit, just like the bigger Hudiegou (Butterfly gorge).

Time of visit: April 2019

The path down from the parking to the entrance:
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Outside the entrance:
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Yixiantian starts here:
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Below are photos from Yixiantian, it’s rather dark because it’s so so narrow and high.
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The photos below are from the main Butterfly gorge:

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