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Byurakan Observatory-Paris Herouni Telescope Trail

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National observatory, radio-optical telescope.


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4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

5,645' 1,721 m

High

4,596' 1,401 m

Low

1,134' 346 m

Up

155' 47 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

For emergency services dial 911 or 112. Note that cell service is fine in most parts of the route. Guesthouse accommodation is available in Byurakan and Orgov villages. Please follow Leave No Trace principles at all times. Be aware of poisonous snakes in the gorge.

Description

The trail connects Byurakan and Orgov villages giving the opportunity to hike from the Byurakan Observatory to P. Herouni radio optical telescope. The trail is marked. Brief information on the trail information board is available at the starting point.

Trail from Byurakan center goes down to the beautiful gorge full of fruit trees and bushes. The rebuilt trail descends to the gorge of Amberd river, then passes the river by a wooden bridge and starts going up to a field from where it connects to Orgov village and P.Herouni telescope area.

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Trails For Change NGO

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Apr 12, 2021 near Byurakan, AM

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