11 Nov 3 most popular rock bridges of Wadi Rum desert
3 most popular rock bridges of Wadi Rum desert
Wadi Rum desert is dotted with towering high cliffs and stunningly shaped mountain. One of the spectacular natural phenomenon’s we have here is rock bridges. As we have one of the highest rock bridges right here in Wadi Rum desert, it is about time to write a blog about the three most fantastic rock bridges.
#1 Little bridge
This lovely bridge in Khor al Ajram is named after its sizes. With its approximately 4 meter span, it is one of the smaller rock bridges. Standing on its base, you can easily touch the bridge. Great place to take some pictures. Reaching the top of this rock bridge is a piece of cake. And the reward is fantastic. Gorgeous views over the red sand valley. Among others, you can see well-known mountains like Jabal Rum, Jabal Um Ishrin and Jabal Khazali.
#2 Um Fruth rock bridge
The Um Fruth rock bridge is one of the most photographed places in Wadi Rum desert. The bridge is about 15 meters up from the desert floor. With directions and maybe some assistance of your tour guide the steep climb is easy. Still, for people with some degree of vertigo or minor limitations, the climb can be quite a challenge. The narrow bridge can be challenging too. But the beautiful views over the yellow mountains of Um Fruth make up this big time. And if you decide not to climb the bridge, it is still well worth to visit it.
#3 Burdah rock bridge
Jabal Burdah and its rock bridge are located in the southeast of the protected area. On the north, ridge stands the 35-meter high rock bridge. It is considered to be one of the highest rock bridges in the world. It is one of the most spectacular places in our desert. If you have (a sense of) vertigo, the best option is to marvel at this rock bridge from the valley floor. If you are reasonably fit this hike is for you. It is one of the most rewarding hikes in our desert. A spectacular Bedouin road takes you to the rock bridge in about 1,5 hours. On the way, you pass by a couple of great viewpoints. Jabal Burdah is home to several species of plants that are used for medicinal purposes. From the rock bridge itself, you can enjoy fabulous views on Wadi Rum desert.
Do you want to see and hike up these 3 bridges? Contact us now to book your 1- of 2-day unique bridges tour!
See you in Wadi Rum desert,
Team Wadi Rum Nomads