Darial Gorge(redirected from Gate of the Alans)
a gorge of the Terek River where it cuts across the Bokovyi Range of the Greater Caucasus Mountains in the Georgian SSR. For a distance of 3 km, cliffs rise to an altitude of 1.000 m above the river. The Georgian Military Road passes through the gorge. Ancient geographers knew the Dar’ial Gorge as the Gateway of the Caucasus (the Alan Gateway).