Located on the western side of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands, Waimea Canyon (known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific) is a large canyon, approximately ten miles (16 km) long and up to 3,000 feet (900 m) deep.
Waimea Canyon become a spectacular tourist attraction in Hawai. As far as the eye can see, crags, buttes and gorges march into the distance under a dramatic banner of roses, lavenders, celadons and siennas. The canyon was carved thousands of years ago by numerous floods and rivers flowing down from the summit of Mount Waialeale, renowned as one of the wettest spots on Earth (it receives an average of 466 inches of rain each year).
The canyon has a unique geologic history. The fact is that most of the rock in the Grand Canyon is composed of sedimentary rock which can only be formed at the bottom of the ocean or in shallow coastal plains. The Kaibab Limestone which is the current top of the Grand Canyon is composed mostly of a sandy limestone, with some sandstone and shale thrown in for good measure. This means that it was probably formed in a shallow sea near the coast. It is make grand canyon as amazing tourist attractions in Hawai.
The canyon can be viewed from a number of lookouts along Waimea Canyon Drive. The road winds into the mountains and ends in the cool forests of Kokee State Park. Here you’ll find hiking trails suitable for both novice and experienced hikers. The trails take visitors along the rim and down into the canyon. If you prefer a bird’s-eye view, take to the skies and enjoy a helicopter tour of the canyon.
There is no better place than Kauai because so much of this magnificent island can only be viewed from the air. Over 80% of our diverse terrain is inaccessible making the helicopter the best way to see the spectacular tourist attractions like waterfalls, canyons, mountains, valleys, rain forests and secluded beaches."