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Red Canyon, Eilat

Canyon · Nature / Park
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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  • this was my first experience of hiking in israel, and it left a positive impression on me. when you leave your vehicle and enter the trail there is a stand where maps of the park's territory and...  more »
  • loved this place, too bad it had rain so much the day before we arrived the stairs broke and we couldn't go all the way down. what an amazing place, extremely peaceful. you can take the bus there...  more »
  • Very beautiful views of rather unique landscapes. We took the "green" easy trail, which is reasonably easy and made safe for adults. There are handgrips sealed in the rocks to make it safely...  more »
  • Walking through the red canyon is a fantastic experience. It is not difficult to get through unless you had some kind of mobility problems. I really recommend continuing onto some of the other walks in the area when you get to the end of the canyon, they are just as beautiful!
  • One of the most charming and breath taking area I visited during my stay in Israel. I was there with my family, and my mother was a true hero as some parts of the canyon can certainly called adventurous; there is a bit climbing and hight included.
  • Nice place to visit... but if you want to explore a little bit, prolong your trek to about 5km loop marked on the flyers available at the entrance
  • A fine day spent in a special place. A natural wander that can offer an unforgettable experience and make some of the people go close to the limit.
  • Small but impressive. Nice layers of red and white stone. 2 hours trip

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