Crisul Repede is a river which rises in the north east of the Apuseni Mountains (Muntii Gilăului).
He crosses the Huedin valley , the Ciucea pass, the Vad - Barod Valley, the western highlands and the western plains.
It flows through the towns Huedin and Ciucea, Cluj county, Aleşd and Oradea, Bihor county and flows on Hungarian territory in the Tisza.
It flows through an area of canyons, caves and rocky hills between the towns Huedin and Vadu Crisului (The Plopiş mountains and Craiului forests). Together with the rivers Crisul Alb and Crisul Negru, these three Crişuri, form the main rivers of the region Crisana.