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Waimea Canyon

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Waimea Canyon

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Name: Waimea Canyon, nicknamed 'The Grand Canyon of the Pacific'
Location: On the southwest side of Kauai in Waimea, 11.1 miles north of Kekaha on Koke'e Road (Highway 550); adjoins Koke'e State Park.
Hours: Open Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee: None
Services: Restrooms, picnic areas, trash cans, no drinking water.

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"Waimea Canyon, on Kauai's West Side, is described as "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Although not as big or as old as its Arizona cousin, you won't encounter anything like this geological wonder in Hawaii. Stretching 14 miles long, one mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep, the Waimea Canyon Lookout provides panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags and deep valley gorges. The grand inland vistas go on for miles.

The main road, Waimea Canyon Drive, leads you to a lower lookout point and the main Waimea Canyon Overlook, offering views of Kauai's dramatic interior. The road continues into the mountains and ends at Kokee State Park. There are numerous trails to traverse for beginners and seasoned hikers."

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Review date:   February 13, 2017 5:26PM
Review:   Recommended for: Families; couples, nature lovers, hikers

Pros: Waimea Canyon is so beautiful. It is considered the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The colors are gorgeous. It's fun to walk around and look out over the canyon.

Cons: Bring a hat and sunscreen to protect from the sun and water to stay hydrated. It can get hot and you can be exposed to the sun.

Travel Agent:  
Michelle Wicks Cypher, Travel There and Back   Michelle Wicks Cypher
Travel There and Back
Monroe, WA US

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