18 Northern Urals Waterfalls

Northern Urals Waterfalls

Posted on November 26, 2009 by


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.


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18 Responses to “Northern Urals Waterfalls”

  1. Hu Jin Tao says:

    Ural territory is already our!

  2. hobbit says:

    lovely location, any idea time of year these photographs were made?

  3. Kirov says:

    I have a sudden urge to pee. No, it is not the gallon of beer I had for breakfast…

  4. Musa says:

    These Ural Mountains falls maybe loud in life but in pictures they are serenely beautiful.

    The natural pools of the falls also look inviting but are probably very cold.

    This is good lesson about some things are not as they appear especially at distance and through someone else’s eyes.

    I thank you for this beautiful post!

  5. J.Manichino says:

    A very picturesque scenery… must be fun to go hiking there (as long as you aren’t eaten by a bear…).

  6. Taupey says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Kirov Class says:

    boring. Enough of BS places like Moscow and Urals (LOL).

    Post some pictures of the Caspian Sea, or mighty Astrakhan industry.

  8. cia says:

    Reminiscent of Alaska.
    Very nice!

  9. Ugly American says:

    Very relaxing.

  10. mukmika says:

    Wildly beautiful, like Northern Ontario. Niagara Falls is over commercialized now.

  11. ElenaD says:

    I love you motherand!!!

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