A canyon or gorge is a deep valley between cliffs often carved from the landscape by a river.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Andrefana Dry Forests the spectacular canyon of the Manambolo river - Unesco website
Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Maligne Canyon
Causses and Cévennes Gorges du Tarn
Chiribiquete National Park "With swooping aerial footage and detailed close-ups, it reveals a landscape of canyons and caves, lakes and lagoons, rivers and rock masses"
Desembarco del Granma National Park the canyons of Caleta, Jauco, Caletica, Maya, Río Seco, and Boca del Toro rivers (nomination file)
Dolomites Rio delle Foglie/Bletterbach
Durmitor National Park
Ennedi Massif The plateau is cut by deep valleys and canyons (OUV)
Grand Canyon
Greater Blue Mountains Capertee Valley, "the world's second largest canyon"
Gunung Mulu Melinau Gorge Canyon
Iguazu National Park a narrow 80m-wide canyon, el Garganto de Diablo (UNEP-WCMC)
Ironbridge Gorge
Ischigualasto / Talampaya Talampaya Canyon
Nahanni National Park Four smaller canyons
Namib Sand Sea Kuiseb Canyon
Petra The Siq
Pitons of Reunion
Purnululu National Park Piccaninny Gorge
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
Simien National Park
Skocjan Caves Contains one of the largest underground canyons in the world (AB ev)
Tanbaly the Chu-Ili mountain spur forms a canyon around the Tamgaly Gorge (AB ev)
Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley The canyon of Tehuacán-Cuicatlán is a deep gorge surrounded by peaks more than 3,000 m high (AB ev)
Victoria Falls "eight steep sided gorges" (OUV)
Wadi Rum
Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi
Xinjiang Tianshan Aksu Canyon
Yellowstone Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone


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