Güzelyayla Geçidi

Driving the wild Güzelyayla Geçidi

Güzelyayla Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.090m (6,856ft) above the sea level located in the Erzurum Province in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey.

The road over the pass is asphalted. It’s called D950. It’s pretty steep. This road can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. 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. It suffers the harsh meteorological conditions of the area every winter. The pass links the cities of Erzurum and Tortum.