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Waimea Canyon | Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.A.

Waimea Canyon


United States
22° 4' 48.7992" N, 159° 38' 49.7076" W

Waimea Canyon - Photo: Steffen Gerd Oeser

Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is a large canyon, approximately 10 mi (16 km) long and up to 3,000 ft (900 m) deep, located on the western side of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands of the United States. Waimea is Hawaiian for "reddish water", a reference to the erosion of the canyon's red soil. The canyon was formed by a deep incision of the Waimea River arising from the extreme rainfall on the island's central peak, Mount Waiʻaleʻale, among the wettest places on earth.

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Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon - Photo: funguspille

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon - Photo: arjones

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon - Photo: Lacy Marschalk

Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon - Photo: Earl

SUBMITTED ON 05.30.2013.