State Nature Reserve «Kuznetsky Alatau» established in the Kemerovo region and is located in the following areas:
- in Tisulskom area;
- in Novokuznetsk area;
- in Mezhdurechensk area.
The protected area of ??the reserve is:
- in Tisulskom area;
- In Novokuznetsk district;
- In Mezhdurechensk area;
- In the area of ??Krapivinskoye;
- In the Republic of Khakassia.
The reserve occupies the central mountainous part of the Kuznetsk Alatau mountain range, which is part of the Kuznetsk Plateau as part of the Altai-Sayan mountain area. The Turkic «Ala-Tau» – «Motley mountains». The highest point of the ridge in the Reserve — Big Mountain Kanym (1872 m above sea level) («Caan» (TURKSOY.) - «King»). It is also provided with separate loaches and tops Phillips (1549 m), Great Tasca (1447 m), the mountains Suitcase (1357 m), Bear, Open, Great Church (1449 m), Small Church (1087 m), Hare (1301 m), Flat (1308 m above sea level), and others.
The reserve is located close to the natural unique objects:
Glaciers. in the Kuznetsk Alatau unique to inland areas of the northern hemisphere is the existence of small forms glaciers at unusually low altitudes - 1200-1500 m n. y. m. None of the inland areas of the northern hemisphere in a similar latitude glaciers were found. At the reserve 32 glaciers with a total area of ??6.79 square meters. km. Of these, the largest in the Kuzbass - Glacier members of the expedition area of ??0.3 square meters. km. It located in the vicinity of the mountains of Central Kanym.
Lake Srednetersinskoe . The deepest lake in Kuzbass. Its depth is 60 meters.
Fish Lake. The biggest mountain-glacial lake area, its length - 1000 m, width - 500 meters. From this lake originates Upper Ters River, one of the most beautiful rivers in the reserve. The lake is constantly inhabited lake form of grayling.
Big Mountain Kanym height of 1872 m above sea level. Balance the most ancient relief ridge Kuznetsky Alatau. Mountain Suitcase, height - 1357 m n. y. m. At the foot of the mount is bog moss on the slopes there are thickets and radiograms pink levzei soflorovidnoy, there is a summer station, reindeer, roe deer, red deer. It breeds rare birds — peregrine falcon, saker falcon.
Krestovsky swamp. Located at the foot of Motley (1347 m n. In. M.). Bogs with typical vegetation. During the spring and autumn migrations are concentrated ungulates.
the backbone, the highest point — 1445 m n. y. m. Here pronounced vertical zonation of plant communities. The decoration of the mountain landscape are the numerous tarns. Permanent habitat deer and roe deer.
River basin melts. Marked black stork (possible breeding), in the upper beaver populations have. In summer there is a large concentration of ungulates.
Mountain Open, height — 1402 m n. y. m. There are numerous tarns. Running deer habitats. The rare species marked peregrine falcon, reindeer, in the valleys of the streams grow RHAPONTICUM CARTHAMOIDES. For the first time Kuznetsky Alatau hybrid stonecrop found here. This natural community — one of the unique and unrepeatable nature of Kuzbass.
Mountain Green, height — 910 m n. y. m. There are numerous tarns. Marked butterfly, listed in the Red Book of Russia - sailboats Apollo and swallowtail, and quickly reducing their numbers in the Kuzbass — Daily Peacock, gonepteryx. It grows many rare and endemic species of plants
Unnamed Creek (right tributary of the river Kiya). In the valley of the creek grow rare and endangered plant species: Lilium Martagon, peony, Rhaponticum carthamoides, rarely found Rhodiola rosea, Erythronium sibiricum and other primroses.
Velvet Ridge. It is covered with pine pine forests interspersed with pihtachey. There are abundant representatives of the orchid family, marked by a large field with a slipper present and krupnotsvetnikovym, thickets and Rhaponticum carthamoides mountaineer snake. Observed nesting peregrine falcon.
Bear Mountain. Summer Station reindeer, red deer. Rhodiola rosea grows, other rare plants.
Ridge Tydyn. Presented marshy tracts as a great source of fresh water. Neighborhood seasonal migrations of ungulates.
As part of the cultural tourism Reserve «Kuznetsky Alatau» offers excursion and tourist routes: «Rafting Kya», «Rafting Usa», «Rafting Taydon», «Taxco Tour», and also visit the Environmental Center. The ecological reserve is located in the center of a suburb of the city of Mezhdurechensk. You can visit the Museum of Nature, captive complex with wild ungulates ride riding in a sleigh.