Red Canyon Eilat
Just a few miles west of Eilat’s City Center is the Red Canyon Eilat, a color filled section of the Eilat Mountains boasting walls approximately thirty meters high. The area is made up of red stained sandstone mixed with a variety of minerals, causing the entire area to be various shades of red, purple, white, blue and orange.
The Red Canyon Eilat is a popular hiking spot for nature lovers. Trekking through the curved narrow paths the visitor can see interesting walls for climbing. The Red Canyon Eilat offers three different hiking trails, including one above the canyon and another down below. The main route is one kilometer in length and takes approximately an hour and a half to hike. Due to the size and shape of the rocks in the Red Canyon Eilat, the local park authority requires hand and foot grips for the two alternate routes. The Red Canyon Eilat is also known for exciting sliding areas. Erosion, wind and recent floods have created slippery slopes enjoyed by many trekkers. The Red Canyon Eilat is also a popular destination point for desert jeep tours. Off road adventure often brings outdoor travellers to the Red Canyon Eilat for hiking before continuing with other activities like Bedouin tea, a visit to the Timna Park or camel rides.
There is a large parking lot for visitors outside the entrance to the main hiking trail at the Red Canyon Eilat.