URAN TOGOO MOUNTAIN
The Uran Togoo and Tulga Mountain is Natural Monument is a national protected area in the Bulgan Province of Mongolia.
All four mountain names allude to their volcanic past with designations borrowed from around the fireplace. Uran means "Artistic", Mongols named it so because its ridge of the crater is one of many examples of circles that arise in nature resembled a nice creature of a craftsman. It was designated as a Natural Monument with an area of 5,800 hectares in 1995.
Uran Togoo is widely considered by many who visit it to be one of the most stunning parts of the North Mongolia. It is beautiful, utterly wild and unspoilt. Being located within national park, it is by law off-limits to most standard wilderness industries such as farming or mining. It can be climbed in a day from the shadow side, and the climb is considered steep, but walkable. A paved road spirals around the volcano and visitors can drive up to a parking lot at the rim. Hiking trails circle the rim as well as lead down into the mouth of the volcano.
Uran-Togoo Tulga Uul Natural Monument is one of the outstanding landmarks where the rolling grasslands meet the foothills of the Khangai Mountains. Its soil is very fertile and plants of steppe or forest-steppe grow here. Larch dotted forest, asp, aspen and birch trees are grown in shadow side of the mountains.
The Volcano has breeding populations of various birds: grouse, sparrow, owl, falcon, cuckoo and hoopoe. Deer, argali sheep, reodeer, wild boar, wild goat, marmot, gopher, steppe rabbit lives here