Ural Mountain Heart: Zuratkul, Zlatoust, Satka, Miass. – Day 2: Zuratkul National Park

Today we will visit "Zuratkul" National Park, where we will admire Lake Zuratkul and climb the Zuratkul Ridge. We will also go to Miass, where we will climb the nameless mountain and enjoy the view of the evening Miass.
Ural Mountain Heart: Zuratkul, Zlatoust, Satka, Miass.
Travel distance by car: 270 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Zyuratkul', Satka, Miass, Dachnyy, Pervomayskiy, Chelyabinsk, Turgoyak

Trip duration: 2 days

Александр Багно

Samovar Café

We'll have breakfast at Cafe Samovar. This is what it takes to continue the journey early. The cafe works from 9 am on weekdays (not working on weekends).

Pressure basin of former Zuratkul HPP

Today we will go to Zuratkul National Park. On the way we will visit the pressure pool of the former Zuratkul hydroelectric power station. The water reservoir is located two kilometers after Magnetic on the right side of the road. Across the road from it is a maral farm, near which you can leave your car and walk to the pressure pool. The pool is an elongated reservoir with a high concrete dam through which the water flows.

Национальный парк «Зюраткуль»

National Parks

Move from the cordon to Lake Zuratkul. The best view of Lake Zuratkul is from the dam along which the road along which you came is paved. From the lake, go back 200 meters. Here starts the trail to Mount Zuratkul. It's 4.5 km to the top. The first kilometer of the trail is equipped with a wooden planking, the usual forest path goes on, and the last meters go along the kurumnik - a disorderly heap of large rocks. The top of the Zuratkul is flat with rocks scattered all over it. The height of the mountain is 1175 meters. It overlooks Lake Zuratkul and neighboring ridges.

Кафе 1175


Near the lake Zyuratkul there are several camping sites, food shops, cafe, kennel of sled dogs, aviaries with animals, sauna, tubing trail. Café "1175" is the most popular for tourists' lunch. Please note that the cafe is open from 9:00 to 23:00 but has some breaks (from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 18:00 the cafe is closed).

Gazpromneft filling station #287

Isn't it time for gas? Drive to Gazprom Neft filling stations to refill the tank, install a mobile application and pay for fuel from the comfort of your car. [App Store](https://itunes.apple.com/ru/app/set-azs-gazpromneft/id502808508) [Google Play](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gpn.azs)


The next point of our journey is the city of Miass. Here in the area of Mashgorodok there is a small park of giant stationery figures "Bureaucrat" (October Avenue, 7). There are five figures in the park: a paper clip, a circus, scissors, a button, a ruler-rostrummer. In 2011, the paper clip installed here was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest in the world. According to the plan of the founders, this park is a tribute to the work of the ballistic missile developers of the Makeyev Rocket Center living in Mashgorod, for whom drawing and stationery items are of great importance.


Now we're going skiing or snowboarding at the GLZ Ryder. It is located in Mashgorodok, a block from the "Bureaucrat" park on the slope of Mount Sadovaya. The ski center has five slopes at different levels from the training slope to the slope for experienced skiers. There is also a snowpark. The slopes are illuminated in the evenings. There is a cafe working. The ski center is open until 21 hours. More information about prices can be found at [site](https://rider74.ru).

Pizza Flash pizzeria.

We'll have dinner at the Pizza Flash pizza place in Miass. Here you will find a cozy atmosphere, a large selection of pizzas and a pleasant price - quality ratio.