Blue Nile Gorge

The curvy road through the Blue Nile Gorge

Located on the boundary of Amhara and Oromiya regions, in Northern Ethiopia, the Blue Nile Gorge is a series of gorges to a depth of some 1.500m (4,900ft).

Nestled in the Ethiopian highlands, the Blue Nile Gorge is one of the largest gorges in the world. The gorges are traversed by a tortuous winding road and a pair of bridges. The road is totally paved but dangerous due the pedestrian and the turns.

The road running through the gorges is called Escarpment Road (Road 3). Set high in the mountains of Ethiopia, the serpentine road is one of Ethiopia's most dramatic stretches of road, offering spectacular views in places. The road is 50.4 km (31.31 miles) long, running north-south from Tik Giyorgis Bete Kiristyan towards Gohatsion.
Pic: bwp_2001



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