The Waimea Canyon State Park is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, and it is a vast canyon which is about ten miles long and more than 3,000 feet deep. Situated on the southwest side of Kauai, and it is not as large as its cousin in Arizona, it is a geological wonder that is unique in Hawaii. It has a lookout that provides visitors with panoramic views of rugged crags, deep valley gorges, and crested buttes.
The vistas go on for miles and is a delight for people who dabble in photography. Erosion from the Waimea River formed the state park, and the canyon boasts of a colorful array of brown, green and red hues which are complemented by waterfalls and the frequent rainbows are something you cannot complain. Rainfall and erosion are some of the factors that continue to chisel away at this rugged beauty.
Waimea Canyon is a favorite hiking spot because of its miles of maintained trails that range from easy for beginners to difficult for experienced hikers. You can sit atop Waipo’o Falls for spectacular vistas. If you love animals and are visiting the island, you can adopt a dog for a day from the Shelter Dogs on Field Trips and the Kauai Humane Society. Visitors will find big-hearted dogs, and they will be able to “check out” the one that matches them.
The pooches will wear an “adopt me” vest, and they will be ready to spend a day with you. The program’s primary goal is for visitors to have a great time while enjoying the natural beauty of the island of Hawaii by taking along one of the shelter dogs. You can take the pooches to any dog-friendly hiking trail or beach, and one of the pet-friendly places where you can take them to is the Waimea Canyon State Park.