Over 10 miles long, 3,567 feet deep and a mile wide at points, it is no wonder that Waimea Canyon is compared to and often referred as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”
Located on the island of Kauai the gorge is known for its reddish lava beds, much like the Grand Canyon, but Kauai’s version is bursting with ever changing colors and hues. The canyon was formed by massive earthquake resulting from the collapse of the volcano that formed Kauai millions of years ago, which sent a number of streams into a single river that would ultimately carve out this picturesque canyon. The Waimea River, over time, slowly cut through the rock creating a colorful array of reds, greens and brown hues that are accented by cascading waterfalls and frequent rainbows that seem to stretch across the entire canyon.
The tour stops along the canyon provide outstanding views and spectacular one-of-a-kind photo opportunities with plenty of restroom breaks and areas to stretch your legs along the “Garden Isle”.