On the fourth day of our trip to Kauai we decided to follow the advice of every Hawaiian we met and went to Waimea Canyon. The people of Kauai are very proud of this geological wonder and should be. Waimea Canyon is the Grand Canyon of Hawaii. The canyon is 10 miles long, one mile wide and 3500 feet deep. The drive there is a long and winding one, but the scenery is breathtaking. It is located on the west side of the island, which is the hottest and driest part of Kauai.
We stopped at several lookout points along the way.
We also stopped at the Kalalau Valley lookout on the way down, hoping the clouds would clear, but they didn't. This valley is the most photographed and well recognized in Hawaii. Several movies have been filmed here, including King Kong and Jurassic Park. The clouds just wanted to hang around that day.