Many of us often forget about marvelous places nearby and prefer going to the world's end to enjoy beautiful nature. Let's virtually visit such an unimpaired place in the Northern Ural Mountains.
Jigalan waterfalls are doubtless one of the most beautiful ones in the region. Such unimaginable beauty is worth overcoming 520 km. This series of cascades is located on the Jigalan river which is only 8 kilometers long (pretty typical for a river in steep mountains). It springs from snowfields at the Kvarkush plateau and flows into the Uls River. Such a short river has 700 meters difference in elevation of the source and outfall and that's why there are plenty of waterfalls on these 8 kilometers. The river literally falls into the valley. Sure it's not Niagara, but the region is Northern Urals not Northern America.
There are five groups of cascades on Jigalan. The most beautiful of them are the three lower ones. Here water falls down from over than 10 meters. The river seethes so loud that it's hard to hear anyone near to you.