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Meteor Gorge is the first race course of Barin and the fourth race track of the adventure mode in Crash Nitro Kart. It is always snowing in this track, however there is lava underneath the ground as shown when a racer misses a jump. The ice on the track will make the racers go faster, while the ice on the sides will make them go slower. It is used in the Wumpa Cup and the Red Gem Cup (along with Inferno Island and Assembly Lane).

There is a shortcut near the end of the lap. In order to do this, the racer must jump to the left of the main path, onto a platform in the middle of a lava pit, and then back onto the main path. This is the location of the letter K in the CNK Challenge (R in the Nitro-Fueled remake). Strangely, the next track is already available when Barin is first loaded, meaning that players have the option to complete the next track and then do this one.

This track returned in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, where it went through a visual redesign, with a more rocky, ashy look to make it look more unique compared to other snowy tracks. There are also now citizens of Barin populating the sides of the track, spectating the race.



Crash Nitro Kart

Crash Nitro Kart (Game Boy Advance)

Crash Nitro Kart (N-Gage)

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Arabic المصانع الحرارية
almasanie alhararia
Thermal Factories
Dutch Meteor Kloof (same as English)
French Gorge du Météore
Gorge du Meteore (CNK Game Boy Advance / N-Gage)
Meteor Gorge
German Meteorschlucht
Meteoritental (CNK Game Boy Advance)
Meteoritenta (CNK N-Gage)
Meteor Gorge
Italian Gola di Meteore
La Gola di Meteore (CNK Game Boy Advance / N-Gage)
Gorge of Meteors
The Gorge of Meteors (CNK Game Boy Advance / N-Gage)
Japanese ゆきふり メテオきょうこく
Yuki furi meteo kyō koku
Snowfall Meteor Gorge
Portuguese Passo do Meteoro Meteor Pass
Spanish Valle Meteorito
Cañón del Meteorito (CNK Game Boy Advance / N-Gage)
Meteorite Valley
Meteor Canyon (CNK Game Boy Advance / N-Gage)


  • Originally, this track was called Frozen Frenzy. The name was eventually given to the battle arena.