The stunning beauty of the Hunot Canyon State Natural-Historical Reserve leaves visitors in awe. Located on the southwest edge of the historic walled city of Shoushi you can view the sheer 250 meter (820 foot) canyon walls soaring above the Karkar River from the vantage point of Jdrdyuz in Shoushi. Those hiking down into the canyon will be rewarded with the discovery of waterfalls, lush forests, caves inhabited since the stone ages, the ruins of Hunot village, old stone bridges, and all of this framed by massive canyon walls with a river rushing through.
Hunot Waterfall (Mamrot Qar)
A deep water source comes out of the stone of the canyon to form a perpetually dripping waterfall in the shape of a huge mossy umbrella. With a cave underneath the umbrella, this spectacular natural monument causes wonderment to visitors of all ages and is a highlight of the canyon. Mamrot Kar is a waterfall along the River Karkar in a beautiful spot with a swimming hole. The picturesque spot is also under the ever present cliffs of Hunot canyon, making for a setting of almost surreal beauty.
Bridges have formed an important link between Shoushi and the rest of the world. The stone arched bridge of Hunot was built in 1720, and still serves as a solid river crossing to this day. This particular bridge, in the ruins of the village once served as an important link from Shoushi to Varanda and beyond.
Hunot Bridge is 25 meters long, 4 meters wide, and reaches a height of 8 meters. It is built at 889 meters above sea level.