Photo Of The Day 2.26.16
” The Quechee Gorge is located in Quechee, Vermont along US route 4. The gorge is 165 feet deep and is the deepest gorge in Vermont. It serves as a popular tourist attraction in Quechee State Park and can be viewed from the US route 4 bridge and from trails on both sides of the gorge. The Ottauquechee River flows through the bottom of the gorge and is a popular whitewater kayak run.
The gorge was carved ~13,000 years ago as the Laurentide ice sheet retreated across the region. The carving is thought to be a result of rapid downcutting of the Ottauquechee River after the drainage of glacial Lake Hitchcock. The gorge cuts through bedrock of the Devonian Gile Mountain Formation and Mesozoic mafic dikes can be seen on the west wall.”