Chuluut canyon, Orkhon valley

Chuluut River is a river flowing through the valleys of the Khangai Mountains in central Mongolia, and a tributary of the Ider River. It is 415 km long, the width at the mouth into the Ider river is 80 m, the maximum depth is 3 m. It is usually frozen from November to April.

River Chuluut runs through 20-40m steep canyon of basaltic rock and the rocky canyon continues about 100km. A basaltic rock was caused by magma flow from Khorgo volcano and other volcanoes around it.

Chuluut river canyon is rich with springs of hydro carbonate, sulfate, and sodium. Also, there are many petroglyphs those dates back to Neolithic and Bronze Age.