The canyons around the Euphrates River in eastern Malatya province have become a new favorite tourist destination for nature lovers from all over the world. The region, which has steep cliffs formed by breaks in geological periods, is seen as a breakpoint for those who want to get away from the stress of urban life. The canyons located around the river passing between Malatya and Elazığ, have fantastic nature, wildlife and unique flora and fauna. The width of Saklıkapı canyon, which runs along the valley floor of 3 miles (4.5 kilometers), falls to 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) in some places and leaps up to 650 feet (200 meters) in others. Another ravishing canyon is Karaleylek which is 121 feet (40 kilometers) long. The canyon has trout facilities, steep cliffs, karst cave formations, historic cave settlements, trees growing from caves and bird species. Malatya Governor Aydın Baruş said the archaeological digs proved people have lived here since the 7000s, before Christ.