more climbing
the trail passes imposing red domes
the bridge over Kings Creek
we are right above the gorge, a set of steep stairs will bring us down
we can see our bus deep down below
after the walk we take to the skies to have a helicopter view of the canyon
back on top of the rim
did we took those scary stairs to descend into the gorge? Yes we did
King's Canyon
One of the most impressive places in the Australian desert is Kings Canyon in the  Watarrka National Park,  located some 350 km southwest of Alice Spring.
 
Part of the gorge is an Aboriginal sacred place so you much stay on the track.
The first European to see this fantastic place was the Australian explorer Ernest Giles during his first expedition in 1872.
 
There are deep precipices, towering sand domes and a small creek in the gorge.
Dominant colors are  sandstone red and sky blue, filled in with different greens from shrubs and Gum trees.
 
There are a couple of closed loop trails that will let you explore the Canyon.
In June 1999 we did the 6 km guided Rim Walk that starts with the very steep Heart Attack Hill. The hike may be streneous but it is absolutely worth the 4 hour effort.
 
Part of the trip is a spectacular descend into the Garden of Eden, where a creek provides water to the relatively lush vegitation, hence the name.
 
We topped it of with a helicopter ride above the Canyon.
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the steep climb at the begin of the trail is called Heart Attack Hill
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once on the rim it's time for a break and to enjoy the view
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a gum tree
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these are the stairs at the other side of the gorge, we will climb them later
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there's another group on the rim above the gorge
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this place is called the Garden of Eden. There may be snakes, but no apples
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