Its cliffs are so close to each other that at some points they prevent the light from getting in. It is one of the biggest climbing challenges in this part of Europe. It was conquered in 1965 for the first time. Before that no one had ever seen in its entirety. There is a huge waterfall – Grabovine a couple hundred meters before the entrance. Mountaineers usually go to conquest it in late summer because water is not high. For this adventure you need full climbing equipment including diving suits. On the way through the three and a half kilometres long canyon you will come across waterfalls, straits, cascades, white water, narrow channels and a whole gallery of nature-made sculptures. The hardest challenge is the so-called Gate of Kamikazes – section about 80 meters long and in some parts only 25 centimetres wide. Those who decide to take this alpine adventure must know that once you get in and start going down the galleries, cascades and waterfalls you cannot go back - you have to go all the way to the end.
Pivsko Lake is the largest reservoir of fresh water! Pivsko Lake is an artificial lake created by the construction of hydro power plant in 1975. In the place Mratinje on the 10th kilometre from Šćepan polje there is a 220 m high dam, which is among the highest dams in Europe. The lake is in some places over 200 m deep and it is 45 km long.
Trnovačko Lake lies at 1,517 m above sea level. It is 825 m long and 715 m wide. Its water is clear and its thin layer in shallow parts on the west side is totally colourless. As the depth increases to the east, the water gets intensely greener.
Water of Škrčka Lakes that spills over the rim of the cirque and flows on surface on one part of Dolovi quickly disappears into pits buried under rolled down blocks. After some underground flow it emerges in the form of strong wells in the area of Skakala. This is where in the spring time strong course of the river Sušica, which in its middle course fills up the basin of the eponymous lake, flows on the surface to the river Tara.Colour of water of both lakes is greenish and therefore Veliko Lake is also called Zeleno (the Green) Lake.
Park area amounts 39.000 hectares, stretched on the territory of five municipalities: Žabljak, Šavnik, Plužine, Mojkovac and Pljevlja.Main feature of the relief is a wide plateau located at 1.500 meters above the sea level, carved by deep canyon valleys, with impressive mountain tops, of which 48 are at 2.000 meters above the sea level. The highest peak is Bobotov kuk, at 2.525 meters above the sea level. Particular impression is created by 18 glacial lakes, called "mountain eyes", located at 1.500 meters above the sea level. The biggest and the most beautiful is Crno Lake, with stunning scenery, and a giant peak Medvjed, above the lake.With the decision of UNESCO’s International Committee for the World Natural and Historical Heritage from 1980, NP Durmitor was included in the list of the World Natural Heritage.Center of the park is Žabljak, small town at the bottom of the southeastern part of Durmitor. This settlement, which is located at the highest altitude of the Balkan Peninsula (around 1.450m) is the biggest winter center in Montenegro, with considerable accommodation capacities, both hotel and private, infrastructure for winter sports and services in the area of tourism and mountaineering. Mountaineering paths are marked and there is an organized mountain climbing guide service.In the National park zone, you can conquer whirlpools, defiles, limans and spinning wheels with rafts, kayaks and pneumatic boats, carried by the mainstream of the river Tara and guided by secure hands of rafters, discover the beauty, pass through the deepest canyon in Europe and swim in perfectly clean water.Length of the river Tara is 156 kilometers, canyon valley is 93 kilometers long, while the canyon depth can reach even 1.300 meters.
Those who enjoy meadows covered with flowers and orchards, groves and springs of drinking mountain water will have the opportunity to experience it all in the valleys and canyon of the river Tara. Challenge for kayakersThe gorge Đavolje lazi lies beneath the virgin forest Crna Poda at the entrance into the canyon of the river Tara. This is where the nature has narrowed the river bed of the most beautiful European river to 2-3 meters. This part of the canyon represents a special challenge for those who love wild nature and extreme kayaking.