Moraca River Canyon is an unforgettable trip in Montenegro

Located in the Morača region of Montenegro, the Moraca River Canyon is said to be one of the most beautiful river canyons in the country.

Moraca River Canyon

Can you drive through Moraca River Canyon?

Tucked away in the southeastern part of the central region of the country, the road through the Moraca River Canyon is called European Route E65. The road is fully paved. This road will amaze you in every way.

How long is the Moraca River Canyon road?

Stretching 68.6 km (42.62 miles), the road runs from Kolašin (the center of Kolašin Municipality) to Podgorica (the capital city of Montenegro). The highway is built along the edge of the narrow canyon, with many tunnels. Riddled with countless cliff-side bends and tunnels, this road is essentially out to get you, but if you survive, you’ll be blown away by the beauty of the landscape that surrounds you.

Is the Moraca River Canyon road open?

This road is passable for most of the year. It is closed only in case of heavy snowfall or significant rockslides. Near the end, the road becomes progressively more precarious as it follows the river into a nearly perpendicular canyon, 300m to 400m deep.

How long does it take to drive the Moraca River Canyon road?

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 1.5 and 2 hours. The drive offers stunning views of the area. Carved by the Moraca River, the canyon separates the Moračke planine range and the Sinjajevina range. Along the way, you can enjoy observing the beautiful contrast between steep, dark cliffs and the light, green river, while the round, white peaks of Bjelasica glow in the distance. At times, this beauty becomes eerie. The landscape along the highway is particularly picturesque.
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