The road to Anjihai Grand Canyon is said to be the scary of scaries
Located in Shawan county, China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Anjihai Grand Canyon is said to be one of the most scenic spots of the region. If you're afraid of heights, it's probably best to keep your eyes forward.
Located at the northern foot of the Tianshan Mountains, the winding and curvy road to the canyon is totally unpaved and very dangerous running over a precipice and a hanging cliff. The speed limit is 40 km/h. The canyon stretches about 30 kilometers in length, with a depth of up to 400 meters. The narrowest part is only two to three meters.
The route is dangerous. Not recommended to newbies. Along the way you’ll have to deal with some dangerous drop offs. Standing on top of the cliff walls and watching the valleys merge at one's feet is a thrilling driving experience. Be careful: this road is not for the sissies. One mistake can have consequences.
The canyon, carved by the the Anjihai River, is also known as the Hongshan (Red Mountain) Grand Canyon. Ideal time to travel is daylight. Not advised night drive. It is an impressive natural wonder made up of sheer cliffs, jagged rocks and vibrantly colored stones. The road is extremely scary and ends on the edge of a mountain with a mine underneath.