Red Canyon, Eilat

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#5 of 16 in Parks in Eilat
Enjoy a fairly challenging hike through the narrow, picture-perfect red gorge of Red Canyon. Observe the scenic desert foliage and an array of wildlife as you work your way towards the peak. You'll notice that the iconic red sandstone, in some cases millions of years old, changes color subtly throughout the day. You’ll find that, refreshingly, there are no signs of civilization in sight, giving you the feeling that you are wandering in the middle of the wilderness. Be aware that the hike requires you to climb occasionally, and includes narrow spaces only a few meters wide. Arrange your visit to Red Canyon and discover more family-friendly attractions in Eilat using our Eilat route tool .
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  • September 21, 2017
    A wonderful Canyon landscape in the middle of the Negev desert. From the parking lot of a small walking distance of 15 minutes to the Red Canyon, which is more than worthwhile. Through attached climbing aid climb down in this breathtaking landscape (not suitable for people that need the crutches!). Who is nearby and accidentally comes along should be the Red Canyon not to be missed!
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  • September 9, 2017
    The Red Canyon seems not to have too many visitors, but we can really recommend it! The walk is easy to do (even on flipflops, although the path is full of sand and small stones) in about one hour. We...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    If you thinking to find some unusual place in the desert then you should visit red canyon, if you arriving from Eilat you probably need to carry a few bottles of water because from parking site you ne...  more »
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  • March 12, 2017
    super nice rocks, super nice trails. Must go hiking trail in israel. We hiked through the easiest trail that took about an hour. It is very fun. Admire while you walk the vastness of these place. Amazing
  • February 11, 2017
    Upon entering, you will surely be picked up from the mailbox map sidewalks. It's a wonderful place to delight the eye and spirit. It's not a difficult hike, I recommend it for families with children, only you'd better take along drinking more water.
  • April 20, 2017
    WOW! Beautiful place. The hike is very short but a bit challenging with steep ladders. Very recommended for families.
  • June 20, 2017
    Great place to visit on the way to Eilat( proximetly 1.5 hours which is perfect for kids 5-14)
  • December 28, 2016
    Beautiful scenery. The drive from Eilat is spectacular and makes the adventure even more worthwhile. A great way to spend time outdoors.

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