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Rezervaţia naturală mixtă Cheile Turenilor

Tureni Gorge mixed nature reserve

Tureni or Turului Gorge is a mixed natural reservation (floristic, faunal, landscape), spread over approx. 25 ha, located at a short distance from Cheile Turzii. It has a length of about 2 km, and the walls, 100-150 m high, are decorated with different karst forms: waterfalls, pots, caves, etc. It was dug by the Racilor stream in jurassic limestone.

Regarding the flora, there are a series of plants such as stone flowers, mountain carnation, hawthorn shrubs, hazelnut, rosehip, etc. The fauna is represented by insects, amphibians (pond owl, Transylvanian newt), birds (raven, gray stone-Oenanthe oenanthe), etc.

From an archaeological point of view, more than 50 housing complexes have been discovered here, dating from the Middle Neolithic.

The route through the gorges is narrow and rough, and to facilitate access, in 2018, the Salvamont-Salvaspeo Cluj Service equipped the left slope with metal foot clamps and steel cables. With the help of a minimum equipment, consisting of mountaineering harness, bars and climbing helmet, anyone can walk the route on the water’s edge.