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Ramon Crater, Mitspe Ramon

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Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
A geological formation echoing the region's oceanic past, Ramon Crater lies in the heart of the desert. Covered by water millions of years ago, the crater was carved out and eroded as the sea slowly drained away, leaving the exposed rock you see today. Encounter this stark lunar-like expanse by foot or vehicle, making your way down the 500 m (1,640 ft) deep cavity. Stop off at the visitor center for a more in-depth look at the landform's history. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen, and avoid hiking in the mid-day heat. Put Ramon Crater into our Mitspe Ramon online trip builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Mitspe Ramon.
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  • Beautiful, peacefull, magical, endless trails perfect for hiking for all sorts of people with different wants and abilities. Had a wonderful time.  more »
  • Sunrise is beautiful over the crater. We ventured out of town to hike the horseshoe. It was definitely worth it. Lots of variety in terrain, geology, environment.  more »
  • Ramon Crater is unique and beautiful place. Very good point to start hiking or just meet the sunrise.
  • Great view to the Ramon crater from this area as it observe the whole crater from above. The visitors center nearby offers about a 1 hour tour where you get to understand hkw was the crater formed and what it holds along with a vivid memory and commemorative to Israel's first astronaut Lt. Col. Ilan Ramon who died on the Columbia shuttle disaster

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