Egypt/Sinai: Red Canyon

Little known, this place is spectacular and very much reminiscent of the slot canyons on the American Southwest – the Res Canyon. It is located in the heart of Southern Sinai in the Taba Protected Arean. About half a kilometer long, the canyon is quite narrow at places, requires multiple steep staircases and has spectacular red rock sandstone washed out by floods (which happen about only once in two years).