On the edge of the town of Shoushi, right atop of the cliffs is a field and lookout known as Katarot, or Jdrdyuz. With spectacular views of the canyon and Karkar valley below, this is one of the most photographed sites by visitors to Artsakh. Hiking around along the canyon-top rewards you with ever changing perspectives and views of the canyon below.The field is nearly 5 hectares in size, a small portion of which is covered in fir trees. Most visitors come during the day, but it’s also possible to take it all in on a starry night.

Among the most interesting sites of the reserve are the highlands atop the Shoushi-Karkar Canyon. From the highlands, the drop into the canyon varies from areas with a more gradual almost step-like drop, to places where the drop is immediate with sheer cliffs.