Wadi Numeira

Wadi Numeira

Wadi Numeira is one of several slot canyons or "siq" in Jordan and one of the most accessible. It is located just off the Jordan Valley Highway, near the Dead Sea. Surprisingly, it receives few visitors and I basically had the canyon to myself. After only a few hundred meters the walls narrow. At various points you have to scramble across some boulders. It is a wonderful hike.

Wadi Numeira, Jordan
At this point the canyon is still wide
Wadi Numeira, Jordan
but the canyon soon narrows
Wadi Numeira, Jordan
The canyon was shaped by water so don't visit if there's a chance of heavy rain
Wadi Numeira, Jordan
One of the wider sections. Beware of falling rocks.
Wadi Numeira, Jordan
Wadi Numeira is pretty awesome. I was genuinely surprised (and glad) there were no other hikers.
Wadi Numeira, Jordan
It is tempting to keep going to look what's behind the corner
Wadi Numeira, Jordan
This is where I returned
Wadi Numeira, Jordan
Wadi Numeira, Jordan
At some sections the walls are covered with tropical vegetation