"Kings Canyon Rim Walk" Uluru National Park (Ayers Rock) Things to Do Tip by saw50st8

 
 

This hike was well worth the 6 hour round trip drive to Kings Canyon from Yulara.

The hike starts with an extremely steep climb up the mountain. Its almost vertical with small steep steps. IF YOU ARE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS OR DONT HAVE A STEADY BALANCE DO NOT CLIMB.

Once you reach the sheer vertical climb, you have a breathtaking view of the entire valley below. The climb takes you up and down around beautiful domes. You can see remnants of a very old water source by looking at ripples in the rock.

There are parts of this hike that are very precarious -- you are right on a cliffside with no railings or support. Be extremely careful. WHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT HIKE IT. The views are fantastic and worth the climb, if you are able to do it.

About halfway through you start to really see canyon and the huge, vertical walls of the canyon. The views are breathtaking!

Make sure to follow the small blue markers -- if you havent seen one in a while, be careful -- you may be off the track.

There is a staircase on the way down. It is on a cliffside but is wide enough to not be terrifying, just breathtaking.

Make sure to bring plenty of water, as there is no water source at all on the hike. The hike takes about 2.5 hours to complete at a non-brisk pace.

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  • Written Sep 14, 2006
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“Travel until you've seen it all...then drive over the grand canyon (a tribute to Thelma and Louise)”

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