Waimea Canyon, on Kauai's west side, is more than 3,000 feet deep and provides stunning panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags, and deep valley gorges.
The grand inland vistas go on for miles, which is why Waimea is nicknamed "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific."
The main road, Waimea Canyon Drive, leads you to several lookout points, offering breathtaking 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. You can pick up trail maps at the Ranger's Station, located at the Kokee Museum.