Todra Gorge, Tinerhir, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member g300td
N 31° 33.000 W 005° 33.000
30R E 257933 N 3493378
Quick Description: A breathtaking part of the Atlas Mountains
Location: Morocco
Date Posted: 1/3/2013 12:04:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMG271
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
Views: 7

Long Description:
Todra Gorge is a massive and spectacular deep with walls of almost vertical bathonian (Jurassic) limestones.

From the floor where you walk you can see a number of geological features such as the dip of the rocks which can be easily seen in the walls, and some faulting and folding.

The limestones are Bathonian (Jurassic) in age and when you have time to study them in detail you can see some limestone features such as stylolites, caves and springs.

"Todgha Gorge is a canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, near the town of Tinerhir. Both the Todgha and neighbouring Dades Rivers have carved out cliff-sided canyons (Arabic: wadi) on their final 40 kilometres (25 mi) through the mountains. The last 600 metres (1,969 ft) of the Todgha gorge are the most spectacular. Here the canyon narrows to a flat stony track, in places as little as 10 metres (33 ft) wide, with sheer and smooth rock walls up to 160 metres (525 ft) high on each side.

Todgha gorge at its narrow mouth during flooding
The tiny glacier stream is something of a misfit, the river which once filled the gorge must have carried a lot more water. It is easy to hike in the gorge along a well-maintained paved road. The scenery is spectacular. Local people live in the area and can be seen with their small donkeys or herding camels and goats.

The area is no longer as remote as it once was. A well-maintained asphalt road leads up the valley from Tinerhir to the gorge. A concrete road continues up the valley, past the hotels at the mouth of the gorge all the way to the villages of Aït Hani, Tamtatouchte, and Imilchil.

Thanks to its robust rock sides with many uneven surfaces, todgha Gorge is popular among rock climbers. More than 150 routes rated French Grade 5+ to 8 have been bolted in the canyon."
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: yes

Website reference: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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Narayan, visited Todra Gorge, Tinerhir, Atlas Mountains, Morocco 11/8/2014 Narayan, visited it