Saklıkent Kanyonu


Useful Information

Location: Saklıkent National Park. Between Kaş and Seydikemer, Palamut-Köyü Yolu. From Fethiye 1 h bus ride.
(36.473609, 29.403535)
Open: All year daily 9-19:30.
Closed in case of flooding.
[2020]
Fee: Adults TRL 9, Students TRL 4.50.
Rubber Shoes: Buy TRL 20, Rent TRL 5.
[2020]
Classification: GorgeGorge
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Address: Saklıkent National Park, Kayadibi, 48300 Seydikemer/Muğla, Tel: +90-252-656-10-75.
Saklıkent Kanyonu, Kayadibi, saklikent street no: 26, 48300 Seydikemer/Muğla, Tel: +90-252-659-0101, Cell: +90-252-656-10-75. E-mail:
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History


Description

Saklıkent Kanyonu ( Saklıkent Canyon) is an up to 300 m deep canyon which was developed with an elevated trail. The steel construction with wooden planks is bolted to the wall about 5 m above the water of the rive. The rocks are limestone and the canyon shows many signs of karstification. There is a theory that the canyon once was a cave which collapsed, so it is a roofless cave. The canyon has a total length of 18 km, but actually the easily accessible narrow and spectacular part is only 2 km long. After a few hundred meters the comfortable elevated trail ends and there is only a normal trail on the floor. At some point it is necessary to walk through the water, so if you plan this you should definitely wear water resistant rubber shoes.

There is a second narrow part of the gorge only a few kilometers away, near the town Yaylapalamut. This gorge is even narrower but less deep, and it is not developed with a trail. Nevertheless during low level the gorge is quite popular and people with the right equipment can simply walk through the 800 m long gorge. The problem is to get there. A road through Düğer and Bağlıağaç, then up into the mountains and through Arsaköy is the only way. 3 km before you reach Çamlıköy is a single lane road to the right, which crosses the gorge after about 4 km. Just park at the the bridge across the rive. This is probably the more spectacular part of the gorge, and due to its remoteness definitely the less crowded.