Yellow Gorge: A spectacular adventure in the heart of the Apuseni Mountains

The Galbena Gorge, located in the Apuseni Mountains, Bihor County, invites you to discover a unique natural spectacle, carved by the water of the Galbena River in the hard limestone of the mountain. This natural masterpiece will fascinate you with its steep walls, lush vegetation and wild atmosphere.

A paradise of nature:

  • The gorges stretch for about 18 kilometres and are over 200 metres deep, offering stunning views.
  • The blue-green water of the Galbena River meanders through the rocks, creating a vibrant contrast to the raw green of the vegetation.
  • Caves, waterfalls and grottos complete the magical scenery of the gorges.

An area rich in biodiversity:

  • The Yellow Gorge is home to a variety of plant and animal species, many of them endemic.
  • Rare plants grow on the steep walls, adapted to this rocky environment.
  • In the surrounding forests you can see various species of mammals, birds and reptiles.

Useful information for tourists:

  • Access: Access is from the village of Gărbău, on a forest road that can be reached by car (approximately 7 km).
  • Trail: The trail through the pier is marked with a blue triangle and is approximately 12 km long (round trip).
  • Difficulty: The trail is difficult, with steep ascents and descents, climbing portions, and water crossings.
  • Attractions in the area: Besides the Galbenei Gorge, the Apuseni Mountains offer a wide range of tourist attractions, such as the Scarișoara Glacier, the Bear Cave, the Ponor Fortress and many others.

Tips for a memorable visit:

  • Choose a day with good weather to enjoy the beauty of nature.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for the mountains and comfortable clothes.
  • Observe environmental protection rules and keep clean.
  • Admire the unique beauty of the quays and discover the secrets of nature.
  • Take photos to remember the experience.


  • In the area you can find guesthouses and cottages where you can stay.
  • Guided hikes in the Apuseni Mountains are available.
  • Don't forget to take water and snacks for the road!

The Yellow Gorge is waiting for you to live an unforgettable adventure in the heart of nature!

Further information:

  • The Yellow Gorge was declared a nature reserve in 1973.
  • There are several waterfalls in the gorge, of which Evantai Waterfall is the most spectacular.
  • Traces of marine fossils can be seen on the route through the gorges.
  • There is a legend that says that a treasure of the Dacians is hidden in the Yellow Gorge.