Mrtvica is certainly one of the most beautiful canyons of former Yugoslavia. Hidden beneath the mountain Maganik, it is a real treasure of untouched nature. It is located 30 km from Kolasin, in the village Medjurjecje.
Mrtvica Canyon is less known than the amazing Tara Canyon, which is deepest, longest and the most popular canyon of Montenegro. But, the beauty of Mrtvica Canyon is really awesome! Many people who visited its amazing beauty told that it made a really strong impression on them.
Mrtvica River runs at the foot of the northern side of Mt Maganik (2139 m) and flows into the Moraca River. Mrtvica is placed in SE part of beautiful Moraca mountains. The banks of the river Mrtvica are steep, high and abundant with vegetation. At certain places, they are more than 1100 m high.
The narrow sandy path has carved its way through the canyon. Especially attractive are natural springs called “Bijeli nerini” – White “nerins”. On the Mrtvica river near Zeleni Vir (Green Vortex), there is an old stone bridge built by prince Danilo II Petrovic as a memorial to his mother. The river’s clear waters abound with trout, Danube salmon and other rare species.
“Treasury of Nature” title is without doubt the right tributary of the Mrtvica Canyon. The canyon of the river Mrtvica is often described as breathtaking, almost terrifying in its wild beauty. It is partly unexplored and unknown (for those who enjoy in nature there is marked way). It abounds in vegetation, typical for deep canyon there are remains of ecosystems of the rainforest. It is perplexed with whirlpools (Zvona, Rikavica, famous Bijeli Nerimi, Jame…). Along with the river bottom, enormous store blocks with “gigantic cylinders” and “pockets” are scattered, which the river has shaped for millions of years. Green, clear whirlpools, stream falls and play of darkness in the rainforests and luxurious sunlight on the vertical cliffs give unforgettable impressions and feeling of lasting restless eternity. Conjunction of Maganik (2139 m) mountain and magnificent canyon excludes national proportions and belongs to world treasury of nature qualities and values.
Impressive beauty of Mrtvica Canyon offers an amazing adventure par excellance and for sure an unforgetable deep impression to anyone who visits it.
Heigh difference: 612 m
Lenght: 12.5 km
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