Red Canyon, Eilat

4.8
#4 of 21 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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  • We were going for 16 shekel bus and had a wonderful day. We have migrated to the 4 h through the wonderful landscape and have seen a lot of flora and fauna. On the way back, we have had a nice ride back to Eilat and were back at the hostel within 20 min. Super trip and very inexpensive. Can I only recommend!
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  • Convenient, close to Eilat trip spectacular the vibrant colors of red copper and iron. The rocks like a work of art in nature incarnate.
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  • The Gorge is quite nice to look at on the basis of your many shades of color and the impressive rock formations and worth a visit. If however intends to visit Petra you can save the trip itself, because access to the rock town similar to, but is clearly impressive in my opinion.
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  • Beautiful short hike of about 1 hour. The access path has green trail that goes through the bottom part, and a blue trail that goes through the upper part. Both very easy. The most beautiful part is the following green part which goes through the canyon bottom. It has a few stairs but is easy to follow even for small kids. The you get back via the black trail which follows the upper part of the cliff.
  • The Red Canyon is worth visiting if you are in Eilat. It's a simple hike and lasts around 20 minutes. You can go there by car (or bus) on the highway no. 12 along the Egyptian border.
  • Great walk, well set up to give you a bit extra. Very popular so go early. A few different distances can be walked
  • I expected less. Maybe that's why i was amazed be it. It was really beautiful. Worth to see it
  • Amazing nature reserve in the Eilat mountains. Not easy to get to with public transportation. If visiting on a hot day make sure you have plenty of water and a hat.

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