Kop Geçidi

Kop Pass is one of the highest paved roads of Turkey

Kop Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.423m (7,949ft) above the sea level located on the boundary of Bayburt and Erzurum provinces, in eastern Turkey.

The road to the summit is paved (in pretty bad conditions). It’s called D915, part of the European Route 97. It’s pretty steep. The pass road is 24.9 km long, running north-south from Çalıdere (Bayburt Province) to Bozburun (Erzurum Province).

At the summit there’s a memorial, and not far a bar-restaurant. If you've got your own vehicle, it's worth stopping for the views. It is difficult to keep the pass open to traffic during the winters because of the harsh weather conditions due to high altitude.

 

 

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