Suluu-Terek Canyon


A small red bridge towards the end of Boom Canyon (en route to Issyk-Köl) leads to the impressive desert landscapes and red-rock cliffs of Suluu-Terek. Pack lots of water in summer, as it gets quite hot and there's very little shade, but in winter the generally snow-free canyon makes an excellent alternative to a ski day.

Any transportation between Chuy and Issyk-Köl can drop you off here, though it may be slightly harder to find a ride back if minibuses are full.

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