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Petra Main Gate to Basin

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2.5

Miles

4.1

KM

Point to Point

3,386' 1,032 m

High

2,877' 877 m

Low

618' 188 m

Up

111' 34 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Unknown

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From the main gate, you hike down to the Siq (the narrow canyon leading to the Treasury). The path starts out as dirt and once you enter the Siq, it's a combination of dirt and the original cobblestone path. On the way to the Basin restaurant, the trail is all downhill and flat. It is quite a long walk with no shade though. When you reach the Treasury, continue right and keep walking past the Royal Tombs, the old marketplace, and eventually you'll reach the Basin Restaurant. If you continue past it, you'll reach the trail for the monastery... a difficult hike consisting of 150+ steep and uneven stairs.

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Ryan Bernard with improvements by Elissa Title

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Oct 9, 2019
Matt Hutcheson
May 1, 2019
Chris Pyle
Apr 8, 2019
Huthayfa Abu Taleb
9mi — 4h 00m
Feb 12, 2019
Elissa Title
7.4 mile hike including the walk from the Movenick Petra to the Royal Tombs and down from the Monastery (one way). 77 flights of stairs from the hike 7.4mi — 3h 00m
Jul 7, 2018
Drew Sigmon
May 23, 2018
Jeremy Ruckel