Natural Wonder: Quechee Gorge

Natural Wonder: Quechee Gorge

Quechee Gorge is a magnificent 165-foot-deep chasm that was sculpted by glacial activity some 13,000 years ago. Flowing through the 3,000-foot-long narrow gorge is the Ottauquechee River, which winds through Windsor County and eventually feeds into the Connecticut River.

Quechee Gorge, which is part of Quechee State Park, is Vermont’s miniature version of the Grand Canyon. This popular scenic attraction is also Vermont’s deepest and longest river gorge.

Incredible (and a bit dizzying!) views of the gorge can be seen on Route 4 from the Quechee Gorge Bridge, which was built in 1911 and is the oldest standing steel arch bridge in Vermont.

The Quechee Gorge Bridge on Route 4.
6 Comments
  • Kerri
    Posted at 12:49h, 23 November Reply

    It looks like a GREAT place to visit 🙂

  • elvira pajarola
    Posted at 17:25h, 23 November Reply

    ….and with this superb picture of this nature wonder you finally made us thinking of coming “over” seriously and visit!
    It’s a wonderful picture and the nature is spectacular!!!

    …my husband just took a look of it and was amazed too of its beauty!!!!

    Have a great week and thanks for the “well wishes” for the puppy….(she is allright; everything went ok!) so sweet of you!
    ciao elvira

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 23:51h, 24 November Reply

    Thanks Kerri and Elvira! The gorge is such a cool spot. It’s a place I never get tired of checking out.

  • Lorac
    Posted at 15:18h, 28 November Reply

    That is a beautiful sight! Although gorges are always on my must see list! Very nice, Erica.

  • A New England Life
    Posted at 02:51h, 07 December Reply

    That gorge is beautiful yet terrifying at the same time! I’ve been there but could never look down. I tried but I just couldn’t do it. Well maybe for a couple seconds but thats it!

    Hopefully we’ll get back up that way again someday.

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