The Qorkhod conservation area is highly valued given its diverse flora and fauna. This region was separated from Golestan National Park in 1982 and was later announced as a conservation area. It covers an area of 43,000 hectares and is located at altitudes ranging from 1000 meters above the sea level to 2700 meters above the sea level. Its average annual temperature stands at nine degrees centigrade and its annual rainfall totals 660 millimeters. The tall pinnacles, large rocks, countless valleys and waterfalls, large plains, vast forests and meadows, small and large caves, ample springs, and diverse flora and fauna capture the attention of all tourists, who travel to the region.