The canyon rocks are a unique natural landmark. There are few such places in the whole world so large territories of rocky slopes are regarded as reserve area. These steep slopes of the Dniester River valley, the travertine rocks, are young geological formations of various amazing shapes. In many places, they are covered with moss and seaweed. Dripping waterfalls run down from many such rocks. Powerful water sources emerge from the canyon slopes flowing in streams and cascades into the Dniester River.
In the park territory, there are more than 100 large and small caves; Optymistychna Cave is one of the world’s longest caves (over 240 kilometres). In the caves, there are multicolour crystals of various shapes. Some caves were once used for living. Nowadays, bats inhabit the caves.
Spring comes there 2-3 weeks earlier, so everything breaks into blossom faster. This is due to the fact that canyon walls retain solar heat and protect from the wind.
along the Dniester River bank and its tributaries
length of Optymistychna Cave – one of the world’s longest caves
the longest water route "Riding the waves of Tiras”
species of animals
species of insects
species of fish
species of plants
Hard-to-reach steep slopes of the Dniester are the reserve area. It is dangerous and prohibited to go there.
the nearest railway station – Zalishchyky, “Kyiv-Rakhiv” train.
the nearest bus station – Zalishchyky town.
Lviv – Ternopil – Zalishchyky – 250 km,
Chernivtsi – Zalishchyky – 50 km,
Ternopil – Zalishchyky – 120 km,
Kyiv – Ternopil – Zalishchyky – 510 km.
the nearest airport is located in Lviv city