Waimea Canyon National Park near Waimea on Kaua’i, Hawaii - Encircle Photos

27 Waimea Canyon National Park near Waimea on Kaua’i, Hawaii

The nickname for this geological beauty is the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. The ten mile wide canyon was formed by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago. That was followed by erosion from the Waimea River that flows down from Mount Wai’ale’ale, the island’s second tallest mountain at 5,148 feet and one of the world’s wettest places. The Hawaiian translation for Waimea is “reddish water.” Waimea Canyon National Park is located on the southwest side of Kaua’i.

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State Hwy 550, Waimea, HI 96796

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