Guanegou National Forest Park is located in the outskirts of Tanchang County, Longnan City, Gansu Province. It is 116 kilometers away from the city of Longnan and has a total area of 42,000 hectares. In 2003, it was established as a National Forest Park. In 2007, it was rated as a national AAAA-class tourist attraction, and in 2014 it was established as a national geological park.
It’s name “Guan’e” is from the language of Qiang People, which means “canyon or valley” Guanegou National Forest Park is located on the eastern edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and the interlaced veins of the Qinling and Laoshan mountains. The lowest elevation is 1,780 meters. At an elevation of 4153 meters, The park contains sedimentary rocks with relatively complete sedimentary sequences, unique folds and faults, "minshan-style" karst, typical landslides, mudslides, and collapses.
Guanegou National Forest Park is home to four national first-class protected animals, including white-lipped deer, leopard, clouded leopard, and hazel pheasant. Tufted deer, Sumen antelope, black bear, pheasant, forest pheasant, red-bellied owl etc. 23 kinds of national protected animals, such as leopard cats, streams, yellow scorpions, and stone scorpions, etc.
The forest coverage rate of Guanyigou is 75.1%. The park integrates natural landscapes and cultural landscapes such as forest landscape, grassland landscape, landform landscape, water body landscape, sky landscape, etc. The overall quality of landscape resources is high, and the spatial layout features prominently.
In The first 14 kilometers of the valley, there are 13 colorful lakes, the last 18 kilometers are dense savannah forests, there are 9 steep canyons that rise into the clouds, and there are 11 small and large waterfalls that cascade from the top of the mountain or half of the mountain. There are more than 60 amazing sights, the deepest are the alpine meadows and the snow-capped mountains.