The Tara River Canyon also known as the Tara River Gorge, is the longest canyon in Montenegro. It is 82 kilometers long and is 1,300 meters at its deepest, making it the deepest river canyon in Europe. The canyon is protected as a part of Tara national park and is a tentative UNESCO World Heritage . River Tara is the biggest drinkable water reservoir in Europe.
The Tara canyon is unique with significant depths averaging around 1,000 m and in some places up to one 1 300 m. It is ranked right behind the Grand Canyon Colorado in USA.
Tara is some 150 km long. In its part through The National Park Tara, Tara has a number of waterfalls and cascades, thus creating with its uniqueness The Montenegrin Colorado. On Tara river there is a bridge which became a symbol of the river and tourists can go there for 152 m height bungee jumping.
Tara and its surrounding is rich with relict and endemic plants. Some of these plants originating from ice age. In the Canyon the most famous location covered with black pines is Crna Poda. Here the height of the trees reach 50 m and they are up to 400 years old.