Breathtaking Fridge Magnet Depicting the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”
A spectacular photograph of one of nature’s most magnificent displays of color and texture, this gorgeous Hawaiian souvenir will always bring to mind the incredible beauty of the vast crevice nicknamed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”.
Ten miles long and a mile wide, the amazing Waimea Canyon is a huge natural depression created thousands of years ago by the partial collapse of the volcano that originally formed the island that is now known as Kaua’I Island in Hawaii. The layered contours of the canyon were formed by flowing, dripping volcanic lava and continue to be smoothed and carved by rain water that streams down from the heights of Mount Wai’ale’ale’, which is one of the rainiest places on earth. The dramatic array of color comes from a combination of the vibrant green foliage growing along the canyon walls and the many shades of red soil that give the canyon its Hawaiian name, Waimea, which translates to “reddish water.”
Waimea Canyon State Park Attracts Nature Lovers and Hiking Enthusiasts
It is a thrilling experience to spend the day hiking along the scenic wilderness trails that wind their way throughout the Waimea Canyon State Park. The Kukui Trail and the Iliau Nature Loop welcome nature lovers from around the world to explore the marvelous gorge and enjoy magnificent views of the canyon itself and from the highest vistas one can also see beautiful Ni’ihau Island in the distance. Visitors can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the loop trail, settle in for a pleasant picnic, or take off for a vigorous hike up the Kukui Trail.
In addition to hikers, game hunters come to the area for pig and seasonal goat hunting in the wilderness near the park. In the uplands over the canyon, Koke’e State Park offers a lodge with cabins and dormitories, creating peaceful accommodations with gorgeous views.