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The Red Canyon

Beautiful red sandstone, in which floods passing in the stream carved a lovely narrow path, decorated with wall paintings created by nature itself. The Red Canyon, which is located 15 kilometers north of the city of Eilat, at the height of 700 meters, is undoubtedly one of the most charming and impressive places in Israel. The Red Canyon, which is a part of the Nahal Shani (Shani Stream), was created by the delving of the stream’s water into the local reddish Nubian sandstone that contains iron oxide, and hence its name. The Red Canyon offers an adventurous trail that is suitable for the whole family. The walk inside the crevice here passes among impressive rock formations painted in strong red and the memorable climb down into the picturesque crevice is done with the help of metal ladders. It is pleasant to walk in the Red Canyon also during the summer in the early hours of the morning, but during the winter there are strong winds here, sometimes even too strong. One can arrive at the Red Canyon through road number 12.
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it is recommended to verify the opening hours and entrance requirements with the site itself
Free admission  ● 
Address: north of Eilat
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Best Season: Autumn, Winter, Spring
Type of Tour: Independent
Tour Mode: Hike
Tour Duration: About- 4 Hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
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