Welcome to Golestan National Park
The park's forested western end rises rapidly from around 500m to over 1600m atop the Beyli Plateau,which is dramatically ringed with stepped cliffs. The eastern areas are contrastingly arid but better for wildlife-watching: at least 22 large leopards live within the territory. Just beyond the park's eastern tip lie a ruined caravanserai and an appealing little village with a Sassanid-era fire temple ruin.
The park is around 40km by 100km and the main Gorgan–Bojnurd road passes through a considerable section of it.