The swirls of candy-colored rock at Colored Canyon are a popular day trip destination from Sharm el Sheikh, forming some of the most impressive natural features in the world.

You'd swear the patterns covering the walls of this steep, narrow canyon were the work of a talented artist, rather than the forces of nature working their magic over millennia.

It’s a pretty easy hike along the floor of the canyon, around 800 m (half a mile) long. This is a popular spot, so to appreciate the canyon’s tranquil beauty, try to arrive early, ideally before breakfast.

Practical Info

Colored Canyon is in the Sinai Desert, between St. Catherine and Nuweiba. The canyon is reached by 4-wheel drive or camel safari from the main road.

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Private Tour: Sinai Jeep Safari, Abu Galum Snorkeling, Camel Ride and Bedouin Lunch

3 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Take a jeep safari, snorkel the Blue Hole, ride a camel and go bargain shopping in Dahab on a private day trip from Sharm el Sheikh. If your time in Egypt is ...  Read more

Location: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.00

Private 4WD Jeep Safari and Hiking in the Colored Canyon

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Let your 4WD vehicle take you across the desert sands to Abu Galum and the colored canyons. Hike among the rocky mountains enjoying the many colors reflecting ...  Read more

Location: Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00

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