River Abasha Dinosaur Canyon

Dinosaur Canyon

Abasha Dinosaur Canyon is a narrow canyon with depth of 50-70 meters that extends 2400 meters in length. This is a new valley of the upper Mesozoic Cretaceous period that preserves fossils and traces of animals that lived on the earth 75 million years ago.

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River Abasha Dinosaur Canyon

Abasha Dinosaur Canyon is a narrow canyon with depth of 50-70 meters that extends 2400 meters in length. This is a new valley of the upper Mesozoic Cretaceous period that preserves  fossils and traces of animals that lived on the earth 75 million years ago. Dinosaur footprints are found in only one place in the form of three rows equidistant from each other. 90% belong to the traces of herbivorous dinosaurs of small size, and the rest belong to carnivorous dinosaurs. 
 
In a narrow part of the canyon with a width of 5-7 meters, two natural limestone bridges are preserved. In addition, in the canyon are small waterfalls with a height of 12-15 meters. At the bottom of the river and on the canyon walls, are found fossils of various sizes. One of them - part of a vertebra - likely belongs to an extinct marine reptile – the Mesosaur. 
 
One area is distinguished by its special beauty - it is Oputskhole, a known bathing place of Prince Dadiani. Here you can find stairs built of large limestone squares.

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