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We rented a car and explored Kauai. We were particularly impressed with Waimea Canyon the largest canyon in the Pacific and truly a dramatic sight to behold. The canyon measures 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500-feet deep. It was carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods that flowed from Mount Waialeale's summit. The lines in the canyon walls depict different volcanic eruptions and lava flows that have occurred over the centuries.

Directions: Take Highway 50 west from Hanapepe toward Waimea. Waimea Canyon Drive is on the right just past Mile Marker #23. The road travels through the canyon area
Website: http://www.hawaiiweb.com/Kauai/html/sites/waimea_canyon.html

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  • Written Jul 15, 2008
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