The Galbenei Gorges are considered among the wildest of Apuseni Mountains. The water collected by the caves and karst sinkholes of Padiş Plateau resurfaces through Galbenei Karst Spring also the superior point of the gorge. In case of flooding, the karst spring can reach a debit of a couple cubic meters per second. Over a distance of 700 m (765 yards), between the high walls many drops and rapids can be found, Galbena Waterfall being the most spectacular of them.
Also, a lot of almost circular holes, carved by water in the bedrock are a delightful sight. Some relics of the cavern from which the gorges evolved are visible in some places where the water shortly disappears underground, resurfacing through a cave mouth. The downstream entrance into the gorges is equipped with an info panel, and the crossing from this side starts on the right slope, following the yellow circle trail along the way. The terminal sector is done on an unpaved road, where the sizes of the limestone walls are a couple of hundred feet high.
The estimated crossing time is between 4-5 hours (if starting downstream), but it may vary depending on the physical shape. The route is considered difficult, because there are areas where access is only possible with chains and steel cables installed on the vertical walls or there are extremely declivitous climbs on gravel and cliffs. Considering this, it’s not recommended to cross the gorges without adequate mountain equipment or when it’s raining.