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“Good walk in a wonderful small canyon”
Review of Red Canyon

Red Canyon
Ranked #3 of 74 things to do in Eilat
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

On Hwy 12 north of Eilat, about a third of the way to Ovda airport, you’ll find a gravel road leading down to the Red Canyon. There is only a small sign, so don’t miss it. From the large parking area at the end of the road a foot path leads to the canyon, but you may also step into the dry river bed right away.

The canyon, which the river cut into the local sandstone over the ages, is rightly famous. In places it is so narrow you can barely pass, in others the canyon floor suddenly drops a couple of metres and you have to clamber down. Nothing to worry about, though: wherever the going gets rough, hand rails and footrests have been installed. It is not even strenuous going, nearly anyone can do it (I am 65 and I found it easy).

At the end of the canyon trail you have a choice: either return by footpath along the canyon’s edge (easy) or go back the way you came and climb and clamber up again. That is what we did, and we thought it great fun.

3  Thank Pieter D
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

About 20 kilometres north of Eilat just of road #12, the border road with Egypt is the Red Canyon.
This beautiful wadi is curved deep in the rocks of the mountains of Eilat.
You shouldn't make the trip if you don't have the right equipment and if you don't know the area.
Your cellphone won't function once you start your walk and there is no water to drink along the trail.
Even if you are a trained commando, take someone with you who is familiar with the place.
During the high summer don't go there as it becomes extremely hot and in winter if it rains, which is extremely rare, it is extremely dangerous.
Is it worth the vist? Yes it should be one of the places you should visit in the Eilat area.

4  Thank Massoud010
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

There are many firms,it is cheaper than tlv as you pay no vat,so you can have good deals.There are nice caffees ,ann souvenir shops.

2  Thank marco a
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Rather easy track, and breathtaking views. you will have a feeling of visiting other planet. But be aware, if it is too hot, do not go there. And take a lot of water with you

2  Thank utamirk
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Location : Use road 12, Red Canyon is located 10 kms after the checkpoint.
Be advised there are no signs to warn you ahead, only 1 sign at the entrance of the Red Canyon, so don't drive too fast. After that you have a bit of non-paved road (better driver really slow there)
It's just some tracks in the nature, meaning : no closing hours nor fees.
We arrive there an hour before sunset, we were the ONLY one there, which means total quietness and silence. Pure pleasure for the ears, and feeling all alone and away from everything :)
There are 2 tracks: a long one (black) and a short one (green). We had the time only for the green one, as sunset was close. Took us around 40 mins to do it.
Would definitely come back one day to do the longer track.

3  Thank iaf_22
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