National park of Durmitor is surrounded by 5 impressive canyons – Tara Canyon, Piva Canyon, Komarnica Canyon, Draga Canyon and Sušica Canyon. On the western side of Durmitor is placed one of the most beautiful canyon of Montenegro – Sušica Canyon. Precisely, that impressive canyon with its amazing untouchable wild beauty is placed between the high cliffs of the SW part of Durmitor’s massif. On both sides, Sušica Canyon is surrounded by high vasty plateaus. Sušica Canyon is connected with Dolina Škrčkih jezera (Škrka Lakes Valley), another pearl of Durmitor National Park.

In the past Sušica river flows in usual river’s valley. After glacial erosion the water of Sušica river created Sušičko Jezero (Sušica Lake), which belong to the group of few periodical lakes in Durmitor. The glacier which was moved through the Sušica Canyon was 10 km long. During time of most intensive glaciation that glacier created some geological and morphological effects at the altitude 1140 m. Because of that influence Sušičko Jezero was formed. During melting of glacier the lake existed like a permanent object.

text by: vvujisic


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Sušica 43.211467, 18.995683 Sušica