Las Cajones Gorge
Las cajones is a gorge formed by the Chame River. The word cajones in Spanish means drawers as in dresser drawers. For some reason, the local folks thought the layers and steps formed by erosion of the river looked like drawers. Technically a gorge is really a canyon which is a geographical feature caused by a river that through a process of epigenesis excavates a deep fissure of almost vertical walls in sedimentary terrain. The Cajones de Chame are an amazing set of rock mazes. The sedimentary rock has been worn away over centuries and now forms a steep canyon that ranges for hundreds of meters. It is the longest gorge like this in Panama. The beauty of the canyon was amazing. Reminded me of some gorges in the Canadian Rockies but surrounded by lush, green, jungle vegetation. Location: 30 kilometers from Coronado, Panama.