Taganai is one of the finest and most accessible national parks in the Region of Chelyabinsk. Ideal for trekking.
Ziuratkul National Park is located in the highest mountainous part of the Chelyabinsk Region. From the top of the Ziuratkul Ridge, an enchanting view opens on the eponymous lake below.
Zigalga National Park includes one of the highest mountain ridges in the Southern Ural, which has an alpine plateau. The tallest peak in Zigalga is Mount Bolshoy Shelom (1427 m).
The Ay River offers great opportunities for adventure if you love rafting, spelunking or rope jumping. The most scenic part of the Ay is the continuous wall of steep cliffs along the river, known as the Bolshie Ayskie Prityosy Canyon.
Porogi is one of the oldest hydroelectric power plants in Russia. Climb to the top of the dam to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Bolshaya Satka River.
Arkaim is a historical and cultural conservation site and a nature preserve. It is the site of frequent historical re-enactments and festivals.
Turgoyak is one of the most scenic lakes in the Chelyabinsk Region. People often call Turgoyak “Lake Baikal’s younger brother”.
Uvildy is the biggest lake in the Urals. There is scuba diving in the lake as well as swimming.
In Chelyabinsk, the State Museum of Southern Ural History is an absolute must-see. The museum holds the largest splinter of the Chelyabinsk Meteorite.
Sun Valley is a very popular ski resort in the Chelyabinsk Region. Besides skiing and snowboarding, other facilities include a tube track, skating rink, husky centre and horse-riding club.
Adjigardak Ski Resort is for the more experienced skiers. These are some of the snowiest slopes in the Urals, with excellent free ride pistes.
Eurasia Ski Resort has slopes for beginners as well as the more experienced skiers and snowboarders. There is a snow park for freestyle skiing.
Zavyalikha is one of the best-known ski resorts in the Southern Ural. The more weathered skiers are attracted by the off-piste skiing opportunities at Zavyalikha.
The Home Front to Battlefront Monument in Magnitogorsk is the first leaf of a triptych. The other parts of the triptych are The Motherland Calls in Volgograd and the Liberator statue at the Soviet War Memorial in Berlin.