Lake Maralgöl

Lake Maralgöl, a wild unpaved road in Azerbaijan

Lake Maralgöl is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 1.910m (6,266ft) above the sea level in the region of Ganja-Gazakh, in the western part of Azerbaijan. It is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the country.

Located in the Murovdag Mountains, within the Göygöl Milli Parkı (Goygol National Park), the lake was created by a strong earthquake. The road to the lake starts largely well sealed if occasionally steep to Lake Göygöl. However from there the 7km on to Maral Gol are contrastingly rough with the first 500m a toxic mix of steep mud and big loose rocks, later improving into a bumpy stretch of a very degraded old road.

Located on the west of Azerbaijan, the road to the lake is called Goygol-Maralgol Road. It’s 12.4km long starting from R19 Road, near Toghanali. The road ends on a big parking lot, near the lake.
Pic: Sadanatha

 

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