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The Eagle Canyon Excursion

The Eagle Canyon Excursion, Mongolia

Yolyn Am , 'The Vulture's Mouth', commonly called Eagle Canyon by travellers, is a striking gorge in the deep desert, remarkable for the microclimate that its formation creates. Sheer rock walls, up to 660 feet high, keep out the light and the heat, whilst four waterfalls pour into the canyon, chill as they leave the sun, and freeze.

Yolyn Am is lined with ice almost year-round, (the best time to see this is between March and July), and at its narrowest point only two people (or animals - the canyon is a favoured haunt of the wild Ibex and Argali) can pass abreast.

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