I came across a photo of this somewhere, read the reviews on TA and thought, "Wow! I really must see this!!" Drove across 117 and spent half a day to get here. It's OK, but not "amazing" as some have said.
The road is a narrow one lane road, but it's wide enough to easily negotiate with a normal vehicle and the road has stone guard rails, so there's no chance of slipping into the gorge. Hardly any scarier or harder to drive then the mountain passes in the Pyrenees (and these have much more impressive views). All I can say is this is not a thrill ride but a short 2 km narrow road at slow speed past walking visitors in a line of cars controlled at each end by a traffic light. Moreover you can't see much from the car, especially if you're the driver.
What is impressive however is WALKING the gorge. The views over the edge of the pools and river far below the road are stunning.
You can also take a short walk to the small religious site above the gorge, which again is interesting but not amazing -- don't expect spots like those in Tibet or Bhutan for example. But it is nice.
If you do come here arrive early and bring a swimsuit (assuming you come in summer). The river has some great swimming holes and you won't be disappointed. Just avoid the place if it even looks like rain because it is a narrow mountain gorge and flash flooding could be deadly.
For my time and energy there are better things to do in the surrounding areas, but if you've never seen a mountain gorge and want a nice swim and happen to be driving 117, it's worth the stop.
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