On the western side of Durmitor is placed one of the most beautiful canyon of Montenegro, the Sušica Canyon. Precisely, that impressive canyon with its amazing untouchable wild beauty is placed between the high cliffs of the SW part of Durmitor’s massif.
On both sides, Sušica Canyon is surrounded by high vasty plateaus. Sušica Canyon is connected with Dolina Škrčkih jezera (Škrka Lakes Valley), another pearl of Durmitor National Park. In the past Sušica river flows in usual river’s valley. After glacial erosion the water of Sušica river created Sušičko Jezero (Sušica Lake), which belong to the group of few periodical lakes in Durmitor. The glacier which was moved through the Sušica Canyon was 10 km long. During time of most intensive glaciation that glacier created some geological and morphological effects at the altitude 1140 m. Because of that influence Sušičko Jezero was formed. During melting of glacier the lake existed like a permanent object.
Today Sušičko jezero is a periodical hydro graphic object. The water source of Sušičko jezero lake is Susica river, which starts at the bottom of Skakala waterfalls. The lake is largest and full of water in spring time when glaciers melting. Sušičko jezero is 450 m long, 200 m wide. The deepness is about 4-5 m, on some places also 7 m.
The surface of lake is about 70.000-80.000 square meters and capacity is 220.000 cubic meters, the altitude at 1140 m. In the summer time, specially in late summer, the water of Sušičko lake disappear and you can see just a green grassy meadow. Sušičko jezero lake with its form of ellipse is placed in North-South direction. From both sides the lake is surrounded by high cliffs and old pine forest. Trekking through this amazing canyon is really unforgettable experience. At the edge of Sušica Canyon, approaching from Dolina Škrčkih jezera (Škrka Lakes Valley), you can enjoy in great scenery of Skakala waterfalls.