Patterns of sandstone and limestone
Excursions to the Coloured Canyon are among the most common from the resorts Dahab and Nuweiba. Although definitely worth the effort, the experience is more and more destroyed by the sheer crowds. It is hard to suggest a good time of the day to visit, as you really come here only as part of a group.
The canyon has its name from the layers of bright, multicoloured stones across the steep, narrow walls. The patterns are made from a mixture of sandstone and limestone, with coloures from pink to brown and from yellow to green. The canyon is experienced by walking through it from either direction.
It is quite possible that there soon will be and entrace fee.
The canyon is visited as part of day trips from Nuweiba and Dahab. Unless clearly stated, the tour organizers will provide for food.
20 km southeast: Nuweiba
80 km north: Taba
85 km south: Dahab
180 km south: Sharm el-Sheikh