Niagara Gorge

Garganta del Niágara also known as Niagara Gorge is a natural wonder located along the Canada-United States border, between the state of New York and the province of Ontario. This 11 km (6.8 mi) long canyon was formed by the powerful Niagara River, which begins at the base of Niagara Falls and ends at the edge of the Niagara Escarpment near Queenston, Ontario. The falls originated about 12,500 years ago and have slowly been receding upstream towards Lake Erie due to the erosion of the riverbed’s hard Lockport dolomite and the soft layers beneath it.

The force of the river current in the gorge is one of the most powerful in the world, making it extremely dangerous for kayakers. In fact, kayaking the gorge is generally prohibited due to the risks. However, on rare occasions, world-class experts have been permitted to navigate the stretch.

Tourists can still experience the rapids of the Niagara Gorge on commercial tours in rugged jetboats, which are based at various locations including Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Lewiston, New York, and Youngstown, New York. During the summer, tours are also available from the Niagara Glen Nature Centre on the Niagara Parkway in Ontario.

The Niagara Gorge is a must-see destination for nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike. The combination of powerful rapids and stunning natural beauty makes for an unforgettable experience. However, it is important to remember the dangers of the gorge and to always heed the advice of the tour operators.